Interview with Ryan Farish

 

Ryan Farish: Distinctive In Heart, Sound, and Style
by Brooke Caton

“Uplifting, heartfelt, inspired.” Three very accurate words Ryan Farish used to describe his inspirational / jazz music. Writing his first song at the age of four, Ryan has been interested in composing music his whole life. In 2001, he put his music on MP3.com to present it to a world-wide audience. As his music started rising on the charts, he began to gain more popularity. Ryan obviously has a talent for composing music. He said that at times he will sit at his keyboard, playing different instruments and get ideas from there, but at other times, as Ryan puts it, “its almost like the entire song in its finished version is instantaneously downloaded into my head, and then in those cases it’s racing the clock to document what’s been given to me.” 

There is something about this wordless music that lifts people up and inspires them to get through difficult times. Ryan stated, “I take a lot of satisfaction in basically being able to say it wasn’t the music, it wasn’t me, it’s God. It’s such a huge, tremendous honor - beyond all honor - to be able to do anything that someone enjoys and be able to point to God for the glory.”

Ryan has taken a creative and unusual path into the music business, with his music enjoyed by listeners but also played by companies such as the Weather Channel, American Red Cross, Lifetime Network, Sony Pictures, and many more. He encourages up and coming musicians “to really pursue a style of music or a sound that is something you are passionate about and not just following what’s current or what’s trendy at the moment. When you’re truly passionate about something or a style of music I think that it’s communicated and people usually gravitate toward something that they can feel is real from an artist.” He went on to say that when you finally find the sound that you’re passionate about, you should compare it to the best that is out there to make sure it “hangs.” Ryan radiates a passion for creating music but “[what I love] more than music itself is connecting and communicating with people, and music happens to be the tool that I am doing that with right now.” 

Ryan wanted to share that although life has many ups and downs, you must find God’s purpose for yourself. You then must combine that with what drives you and follow through with it. This has obviously made him very successful in his career and it is great advice for anyone, whatever it is they are interested in pursuing. 

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“I take a lot of satisfaction in basically being able to say it wasn’t the music, it wasn’t me, it’s God. It’s such a huge, tremendous honor - beyond all honor - to be able to do anything that someone enjoys and be able to point to God for the glory.” 

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Interview with Ryan Farish

 

Interview with Ryan Farish