I had a great pleasure to chat with the Dallas-born singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera.
He started in the music industry in early 2000s, and became popular for his songs “On the Way Down,” “True,” and “40 Kinds of Sadness” from his 2004 album Take It All Away.
Ryan shares with us some hilarious stories from his journey through music industry, and what he has learned over the years as a musician and producer.
We also talk about his Colombian origins, his love for cooking and how it was to appear on the Miz & Mrs TV show.
Ryan is such a fun person to talk to, and I’m looking forward to hanging out together over some great food when he comes to Austin.
1:59 – We learn that Ryan is a fan of Dallas Cowboys.
3:33 – Is it possible to have concerts without a crowd?
6:00 – Looking at my collection of cassette tapes.
7:30 – Where Ryan grew up in Texas.
10:05 – How the song “True” is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
11:53 – How Ryan’s schedule has changed due to the pandemic.
13:30 – What Ryan has been cooking during the lockdown, and how music and food are connected.
17:53 – How music industry has evolved since Ryan started in it.
20:18 – Ryan’s Colombian origins and how it influenced his musical sensibility.
26:10 – How he stated playing music.
29:00 – How it is to write for other musicians.
31:00 – What Ryan learned through being a songwriter and producer.
35:30 – How he began performing in clubs and bars.
41:00 – The story of how Ryan moved to LA to make a breakthrough.
47:15 – What he would do differently if he started today.
49:00 – How it was to be on Miz & Mrs show.