Ryan DeSiato interview Voyage Austin Magazine

Conversation with 'Voyage Austin Magazine' November 2021

"In this interview I share about my journey to this point in my career, my values and musical direction for the future."

Austin Singer/Songwriter Ryan DeSiato Releases New Single

‘Ain’t No Grave’ hits music platforms Friday, August 27, 2021


 (AUSTIN, TX) — Award-winning Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist, Ryan DeSiato, releases his latest single, ‘Ain’t No Grave,’ Friday, August 27, 2021.  

Inspired by the spirit of Johnny Cash’s version of the classic hymn, Ryan decided to create and record his own take. In doing so, he breathed new life into it, lending a smooth, soulful and edgy sound that’s all his own.
Denise Pischinger, public relations representative, describes ‘Ain’t No Grave’ as “a soulful instrumental experience that gives listeners all the feels.” She adds, “Ryan’s gritty resolve transitions to a feeling of joy that pierces the soul.”

By researching and studying music engineering, Ryan was able to compose and record the hymn on his own by tracking all the guitar and vocals in the basement of ACTS Church Lakeway, where he has served on the music production team since 2014. The final production was applied by Austin-based producer Lang Freeman. 

In addition to its availability online through live music streaming platforms, fans can download ‘Ain’t No Grave’ Friday on Ryan’s music website, www.ryandesiato.com.

Ryan writes and performs a mix of rock, gospel-folk, blues ballads, soul music and psychedelic flamenco guitar. With more than sixteen years as a professional in the music industry, Ryan’s path to success was not always smooth.

 “Of all the self-imposed impediments, pride was for me the most destructive,” according to Ryan. “It takes courage to put ourselves out into the world and, in my life, I held myself back because of my pride. But I believe you can’t become the master until you’ve been the fool.” 
His trials eventually led Ryan to create a self-described “new incarnation of music that is a reflection of myself – disciplined, focused and more at peace.” 

 This new incarnation has resulted in a prolific discography featuring dozens of original and classic songs full of grit, soul and a quiet confidence that could only come from the vulnerability of a man who has truly lived, learned and grown.

Ryan’s new chapter is just beginning. Next in the queue...a stunning rearrangement of ‘Amazing Grace,’ originating when he was asked to play at his grandmother’s memorial service. His heartfelt version evolved and, like ‘Ain’t No Grave,’ Ryan perfected and then recorded the hymn in his church’s basement. ‘Amazing Grace’ will be released in 2022.

Along with 2 new originals 'DOWN TO THE RIVER and 'I'M YOURS'.

For more information on Ryan DeSiato and his music, visit him on Facebook and Instagram @ryandesiatomusic, or www.ryandesiato.com.

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Ryan DeSiato (Des - C - auto) is an award-winning professional singer, guitarist & songwriter from Austin, TX. He writes and performs a mix of soulful rock, gospel-folk, blues ballads, and Psychedelic instrumental Spanish guitar. 

Ryan performs as a solo guitarist and singer utilizing live guitar loops to express his acoustic sound.   

Over the course of his sixteen-year career he has played both nationally and internationally with artists such as Patrice Pike, Ian Moore, Monte Montgomery and Big Wreck. 

Ryan lives and plays primarily in Central Texas.  

Since 2014 he has been on the music production team at ACTS Church in Lakeway, TX.  

His discography consists of 3 albums ‘EP 2004’, 2005’s ‘DOUBLE EDGED’ and 2017’s ‘SO MUCH FOR INNOCENCE’. 2020’s instrumental single ‘LUMINATIONS’ and 2021's single 'AIN'T NO GRAVE'.  

In October of 2020 Ryan was asked to write an instrumental music theme for the LBJ Wildflower Centers annual holiday luminary exhibit ‘Luminations’. 

Inspired by pictures of previous exhibits, Ryan wrote and recorded a new classical guitar based track called ‘LUMINATIONS’. In 2021  

In January 2021 he wrote and recorded 'DOWN TO THE RIVER' for the film ‘Perdition’ produced by Second Hand Productions. ‘Perdition’ is a gritty, western short film directed by Paul Foster. In October 2021 Ryan won 'BEST SCORE' for 'DOWN TO THE RIVER'. The single will be released in 2022. 

8.27.21 Ryan released his new single 'AIN'T NO GRAVE'. 

"AIN'T NO GRAVE' is a song that has been recorded by many great artists over the years... I felt so inspired by the spirit of Johnny Cash's version that I decided to create and record my own... I started playing with the song at live shows and fell in love with what came together" 

"There is something smooth but very edgy about the performance that I recorded over the past few months... I tracked all the guitar and vocals alone in the basement of my church. The rest of the production was applied by my producer, Lang Freeman in Austin TX.  I hope you enjoy my take on this classic public domain hymn..." 

"My new single is a playful instrumental called 'SKIPPING ON THE PLAYGROUND'. It was inspired by and written to accompany the 'Silvana' exhibit for the 2021-2022 showing in Austin TX. 

"SKIPPING ON THE PLAYGROUND" is now available on all online music platforms.

Instrumental Live-Stream 7.29.21

His poignant lyrics and eclectic rhythms are beautifully orchestrated, making his music both original and incredibly captivating. Up close Ryan is an enigmatic artist whose passion for music infects anyone within a few feet of him.” - Mary Robinson, Swag Magazine
He writes, sings and performs from a place of rich emotional content.” - Missy Wolf, Centerstage Magazine
(About Ryan) Musicians that perform what they feel are easy to come by, musicians that write meaningful lyrics and captivating hooks are rare. ” - Doyle Osburn, KLBJ Austin, Texas

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