Breaking Through Walls; The Essence Of Being Unstoppable – An Interview With Musician Roni Bryant

September 26, 2009 at 2:33 PM (Interviews, Music, Concerts) (, , )


Roni


Sometimes we find a talented musician who is like a breath of fresh air,someone who you can see yourself being friends with, someone that you can sit and have a few drinks with while laughing the night away. Roni Bryant is that musician.  She grew up in a small town in Indiana, but had her dreams of doing something bigger. She has paved the way for herself, never gave up on her dreams, and at the young age of 23, she has come a long way. She is like a star that will keep on getting brighter.

Roni, how would you personally define your music as?

Original, yet familiar. Personal yet interpreted by many. Different shades of life thrown into a cluster fuck.

Who or what influences you to write?  What is your inspiration?

Those who came before me. A wise man once said “you are only as good as your record collection” The first album was inspired by my fave musician, pain my mother went through, pain I went though, sacrifices my family made for me, my patriotism- it was like holding a mirror up and looking at what makes me who I am

Are you on tour right now, and can you tell us where you will be playing?

Not at the moment, but I intend to be in the near future.

You are originally from the Midwest, a small town girl, (knowing how hard it is for us country folk getting noticed) how hard was it to get your music out there?

Well, back then I didn’t let anyone listen to what I wrote. I did covers of other artists and won the local fair county fair; all that jazz. Where I’m from; a rural area where there just aren’t any resources outside of school for would-be musicians. I didn’t start putting out my own music till I was 21- about 2 years after I left the Midwest.

I really like “Indebted”, can you tell me a little more about the song?

Indebted is about first love. I think that no matter who we are with when we are mature enough to actually love someone, the innocence of our first love stays with us and keeps a shred of our hearts.

How do you overcome adversity?

I do what I want and I don’t care what anyone else thinks or how they react. I live my life to please myself, not others. People tried to bring me down before and they failed, quite miserably I might add. I’m unstoppable.

When did you first start singing? Did you always get support from others?

I started singing when I was 2. I always had support from my family and close friends but I didn’t get much support growing up from peers outside my inner circle. I faced a ton of adversity in that respect.

Tell us something exciting that happened for your singing career!

I signed a promotional contract with Paste Magazine and they featured “Remain” on the Coke website.

What is a “normal” day like for you?

I’m a normal person. I get up and I go to class at UT El Paso. I come home and study, then I work on my music alone or I meet up with other musicians.

What do you like to do besides singing?

I love going to shows, networking, and pampering my kitties.

Can you give any advice for other aspiring musicians out there?

Do what you want and don’t ever let anyone discourage you. It is possible to live a normal life and be a successful musician. Everyone’s definition of success is different. Don’t let our pop culture define it for you. Define your own success.

Can you tell us one quirky aspect about yourself?
I’ll always be “MAD FER IT!!!” 😉

If you want to order her album, please visit her website: http://ronibryant.com/

You can also buy her tracks on iTunes!

Please visit Roni’s Myspace page here:  http://www.myspace.com/ronibryant

Follow Roni on Twitter!  http://twitter.com/RoniBryantMusic

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