Editor talks with Ryan Cabrera for Q&A

Stacy Reppond

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Meet Ryan Cabrera, a platinum-selling singer and songwriter who’s been on the Billboard Top 200 and boasts five full-length albums, full of uplifting hits such as “House on Fire.” I had the chance to talk with him the day after his performance at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom.

Q: Can you tell me why Monroe or Live Oaks was chosen for a tour stop? Did it have anything to do with the college crowd being there?

A: You know, college crowds are always the most fun to play for. When you do college towns, there’s just energy and excitement you kind of don’t get in a lot of places.

Q: Can you tell me more about your recently released EP “Wake Up Beautiful?”

A: It’s fun, uplifting album, uplifting EP. It’s very much about positivity and loving life.

Q: How did you feel about the crowd Thursday night at Live Oaks?

A: The crowd was amazing. It’s so much fun. It was great. It was very energetic.

Q: What was your favorite part about the night’s performance?

A: Everything seemed to flow really well. I could really feel the crowd’s energy. It was a lot of fun to be up there [that] night. 

Q: Can you preview what your next album will be like?

A: It’s a very positive record.  What you go through in life, you write what you’re going through and you write where you are. It’s definitely a party album.