Ryan Ragozine


Hi, my name is Ryan Ragozine and this is my music page. I have been playing and writing music for about twenty years now. Writing music has always been easier for me than writing lyrics. The former comes naturally; the latter has always been a bit of a struggle. I was self-taught, both in terms of playing and in terms of composing. Overall, I have written somewhere between 50 and 100 songs since I started along this very fulfilling path. Unfortunately, I have forgotten how to play more of these songs than I remember—but their impact on my life will always live on. I hope you enjoy my music and my poetry, these assorted strings & words.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A mode of expression and a time capsule.

What is your music dream?

To have a lot of people listen to my music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The "golden rule."

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Wonderwall" by Oasis.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The National, Florence and the Machine, Patrick Watson, Daughter, M. Ward, Bon Iver, Julie Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Don Caballero, This Town Needs Guns, Appleseed Cast, The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, MeWithoutYou, The Blood Brothers, Botch, Modest Mouse, The Smashing Pumpkins

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

The world is full of wonder, awe, beauty, spirit, God.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Very nervous.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I'm not really sure. I do tend to believe that there are a lot of great musicians and songwriters out there who will never really get an opportunity to be heard, and that is unfortunate.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it is pretty cool!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

A lack of exposure? Maybe the fact that popularity often doesn't equate to talent and creativity. But that's life!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I have to admit that I am not all that familiar with my local music scene. This is partly because I don't play live that often.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't really know! Umm, maybe willpower and drive? Maybe perseverance? Maybe money and a large social network and social media platform? Maybe shamelessness and relentlessness when it comes to marketing and self-promotion?

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Patrick Watson, Saintseneca, James Vincent McMorrow, This Town Needs Guns, Pianos Become the Teeth