Ryan Broshear sounds like a regular guy on the phone he answers himself. Sincerely asking about my day and then wanting to talk about where I think the cool places are on Long Island and even social media strategy for the magazine. But three years after the debut of his self-titled project, the country music artist has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2014,” has a new album in the works and plans to tour with Joe Nichols. Broshear is on the verge of fame.
“I’m working really hard to get out and meet new fans and build a tour base,” Broshear said, adding he hopes later this year he’ll be working on a music video.
First, though he’ll be spending a week on Long Island for the Raise a Roscoe, Tap a Trout Town™ Tour. Roscoe Beer Company has put together a series of free concerts with Broshear taking place throughout Long Island from July 16 to 22.
Wednesday, July 16, Lily Flanagan’s Pub, Babylon 7-10pm
Thursday, July 17, KJ Farrell’s, Bellmore 7-10pm
Friday, July 18, Lone Star Grill, Brooklyn with Nash Radio and Kelly Ford 9-11pm
Saturday, July 19th, Sonny’s Canal House, Baldwin 8-11pm
Sunday, July 20, Tanner Beach Hut in Copiague, 5:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, July 22, Christopher’s Courtyard Cafe in Huntington 8-11pm
“I’m really looking forward to it, checking out the scenes and the cool stuff to do,” Broshear said.
Broshear who got his first guitar at the age of 12, started off by playing in smoky nightclubs long before he was old enough to be in them. In 2011, he recorded his first album; 10 songs that speak of long drives, falling in love and have a universal appeal.
For Broshear creating music is about sharing and connecting with people whether it’s the fun of a party of the seriousness of loosing a loved one.
“I don’t know if I write the right way but the end result is good and I try to make it personal,” Broshear said.
In 2012, he released the single, “Let Your Redneck Out”, followed by the single “I don’t Mind,” and the recently released “Make Each Moment Last.” It was during those releases that he started traveling across the country for his Countrything 2013 Tour and “I don’t Mind” Radio Tour.
While in upstate New York for the radio tour he first meet representatives from Roscoe Beer and this past January they spoke again about the possibilities of an upcoming tour.
“Our visions just aligned,” Broshear said.
This will be the first time Broshear is on Long Island and he’s clearly excited to put on energetic shows that will give a behind the scenes look at his music.
“I’m pumped, it’s going to fun, we’ll share the stories behind the songs,” Broshear said. ”The show is for the people that come out and we’ll play what they want to hear while sharing some cold Roscoe beer.”