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Ryan Love Thread- UPDATED

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    Ryan Love Thread- UPDATED

    With the recent news of Ryan deciding to leave SNC, I thought I should try to start up his love thread again. Though we are all upset that he is leaving, we are thrilled and excited that he is pursuing something he is passionate about. Thank you Ryan for sharing with us your raw talent and for reaching out to the fans on a daily basis. You will be missed!

    Much love from Vermont,
    Marianne

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Marianne_2's picture
on 9 May 2011 - 7:07pm

With the recent news of Ryan deciding to leave SNC, I thought I should try to start up his love thread again. Though we are all upset that he is leaving, we are thrilled and excited that he is pursuing something he is passionate about. Thank you Ryan for sharing with us your raw talent and for reaching out to the fans on a daily basis. You will be missed!

Much love from Vermont,
Marianne

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Ruth_4's picture

Here's a picture of Ryan from the London show last Saturday - thought you'd all like to see it! He was on really great form :)
http://www.sncmusic.com/photo/e7a450-ryan-on-stage-in-london/

mel2bell84's picture

During meet and greet at Edinburgh, my sister and I came up to Ryan and he told he recognised us from Twitter.He also said he saw us in the front row and asked us how we got good seats. I said I bought them the day they came out. I told him how I discovered SNC, and he totally listened to what I had to said.

laura_9's picture

So this guy arranged another hit and i have already listened to it six times. First of all, his voice is the best. Someone famous said it was "like Buttah!" Agreed. And i really like the arrangement. It sounds good...feels good (is music phsycial to any one else, or am i just a freak....wait...) and 'tastes' good. What talent SNC has to have such amazing musicians.

Dang it and i just weaned myself from daily SNC benders....Ryan just ruined that!!
:grin:

KristinC's picture

Drop whatever you're doing IMMEDIATELY and listen to this if you haven't already:

http://ryansongs.tumblr.com/post/15784259706/i-love-the-beach-boys-heres...

So incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing things like this with us, Ryan. You cannot comprehend how much of a blessing your music is to others!

ngj3's picture

Ryan is adorkable. His voice is beautiful. His spirit is lovely. His music is captivating. Check it out!

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ahlwardt2

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ahlwardt

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ahlwardt3

KarenPNWChaser's picture

Ryan never ceases to amaze me (and my friends!). At their show in Seattle (only my 2nd show), I was going through the M&G line with my friends. I was talking to Charlie and Ryan said, "Hey, you're Karen aren't you?" One of my friends attending her 1st SNC concert couldn't believe it! Frankly, I couldn't believe it either!!! How does he do that?! These guys continue to impress me daily. :)

KristinC's picture

Ryan is the best. Period. The end.

Fab4tune's picture

I love ALL the guys but Ryan was my first "love" -I discovered SNC a couple of years ago from the original PBS Special -I was floored by the group's talent but the individual who really grabbed my attention was Ryan -His solo singing was beautiful with his strong melodic voice and of course I noticed how adorable he is with his All-American clean cut good looks -His talent & great looks combined would be enough to catch anyone's interest but it's what shines from within Mr Ahlwardt that puts him over the top

Even on TV or video Ryan exudes warmth & friendliness and you feel like you've known him forever -Ryan has an ease about him & his good natured personality flows from him whether onstage or one-on-one -His positivity is addictive and his joy & humor is evident in everything he does

But what sets Ryan apart from most people is what a beautiful person he truly is -I don't know Ryan personally (yet) since I only met him once at a M&G and the line seemed rushed so I only said a quick hi to him & Mike (the two guys I was most nervous to talk to) -But all the Chasers who do know him vouch for what a kind sweet & thoughtful person he really is -And his spirituality is so refreshing & encouraging -I'm not Christian but Ryan energizes my spirit & my belief in G-d and all of life's blessings -And as far as his character goes Ryan's love & devotion to his beautiful wife is the most inspiring thing of all

But don't think this guy's all angel wings because those "horns" come peeping out quite frequently -Ryan has a "wicked" sense of humor & is known to be a prankster (he has to be since he's most frequently on the receiving end of pranks) -And he shares all the behind the scenes fun & hijinks with us all as he is the BEST tweeter of the group - a social networking addict (lucky for us)

Hope I've shown enough love for Ryan here today -He is an infectious person (in a good way - like Ryan-itis) & I can't wait to actually chat with him next time I meet him -- STACEY from CT

Marianne_2's picture

LOVED hearing Ryan's voice on the new CD. My husband was shocked to see how popular SNC was on iTunes, but I wasn't. SNC's fan base is supportive and loyal.

GML's picture

What a wonderful surprise it was to hear Rhythm of Love/Can't Help Falling in Love, on the new cd! As soon as I heard Ryan's easily identifiable voice, my musical heart skipped a beat, and I was captivated! I am in awe of the clearness and tone of Ryan's voice. I don't know why it always still amazes me. (I mean it is not like I don't know, by now how awesome his voice is, and how awesome he uses it! Dah!) I guess because it is so clear and pure (for lack of better words), and Refreshing! Even though he can morph it into anything (including Elvis), he still maintains a distinctive clarity that is Ryan. I absolutely love his voice! Everything about it and everything he does with it, which seems (but isn't) effortless. I love his inflection. It is all just sooo perfect. and smooth. A true instrument! I could go on and on and on, but I'll just listen to it...instead!

As for Ryan, I so enjoy his tweets, comments, blogs, and fb posts to the MAX! I haven't properly met, or even spoken with him at the meet and greets. I was so overwhelmed (not star struck) by the last concert, that I don't know how I missed saying hello to him (Besides being painfully shy, I was floating on cloud 10)! I can only hope I have an opportunity in the next year to meet him in person! (I'll probably be the one crying, Ryan! In a good way, though!) I get easily overwhelmed by God's hands in this life, and He has His hands all over Ryan (Whitney Houston's "All Over Me") and SNC! Ryan is so multi talented. Some "piece of work", as-they-say, (thank you God!) and I mean that in the absolutely nicest sense of those words! Ryan Rocks!

SingForMe's picture

Ryan, your Rhythm of Love/Can't Help Falling in Love is FABULOUS!!! ?

Lisa N.'s picture

I love your long post, Dottie - I couldn't have said it better. Ryan is a true gentleman and makes the world a better place. I too, love how all the guys that are married speak well of their wives - we need more true gentlemen like that. I love too that Ryan is open about reading his Bible and trying to live accordingly. He isn't boastful or arrogant, but is transparent about the man he is and his beliefs in God.

Some of the chasers are reading along with Ryan going through the New Testament section. Ryan and Chasers are right at starting in the book of John. If you haven't read it or haven't read it in a long time, this is a great time to join us. If you could only read one book out of the whole Bible, John would be it so perfect timing!

I am so very happy for Ryan and all the major accomplishments the guys have had over the last few months!

KristinC's picture

Almost cried when I heard that song for the first time today. Amazing arrangement, awesome solo. Ryan killed it.

luvSNCVA's picture

"Rhythm of Love, Can't Help Falling in Love", Awesome solo! One of my favorite songs mashed up with one of my mother's favorite songs!

AngieTheCanuck's picture

That picture is awesome. ??

Just heard Ryan on a morning radio show - he's so funny he made me laugh out loud and I startled the people around me. (Sorry, people around me.)

KristinC's picture

For those of you not on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/?photo_id=1#!/ryansongs/status/137239948712620032/pho...

Fun day at the arena with Segways, and love the Buddy Holly glasses!

KristinC's picture

Again, Ryan is the best. Period. The end.

DottieK's picture

So much love for Ryan. I was so touched that he asked how my family members were at the last couple of shows I attended. I love it that he remembers my daughter's name & thinks to ask about her. She loves it too. :)

laura_9's picture

Cannot wait to hear this guy sing. Seriously cannot wait.

KristinC's picture

After getting to talk to Ryan after three concerts last week, I just had to post over here. I wish he'd stop being so darn friendly and wonderful - it makes my heart feel like it's going to burst and that's tiring. Can you turn off your fountain of awesomesauce and be a hateful, un-talented jerk for a while, Ryan? Thanks.

Kidding, of course. He's the best. :)

xmanderrrrx's picture

Mel2bell84 & HailCesar87 - They do tend to fall roughly the same time every year. but the people planning the weeks usually do a great job making sure everyone knows the dates. they're usually posted on a discussion here, facebook and on twitter. (Tenor appreciation week is called TUNE week.)

mel2bell84's picture

HailCesar87 don't know but I hope so

HailCesar87's picture

I just missed it. Will it be the same time next year?

mel2bell84's picture

HailCesar87 there was two tenor week back in August. First week (22 August - 28 August) was for the Tenor 2 (Mike, Walt, and Jerome). And the Second week (29 August - 3 September) was for Tenor 1 (Ryan and Tyler).

HailCesar87's picture

I was just wondering if there was a tenor appreciation week/day. I'm a bit new but I know there is baritone and bass appreciation week but couldn't find one for the tenors. Is there one?

HailCesar87's picture

Manderrr-Thanks so much for the info. I knew that he had some solo stuff but did not know he had a full CD. I will check it out.

xmanderrrrx's picture

HailCesar87- just so you know, Ryan DOES have some solo music out. if you go to CDbaby.com and search for Ryan Ahlwardt you can buy his CD's...they're also on iTunes

HailCesar87's picture

I fell in love with Ryan's voice when he sang the Lion Sleeps Tonight. I don't know what it is but I admire a guy that can reach that high. I started following him on Twitter and realized what a nice guy he is.

When I met him in Columbus, I could tell right away that he wasn't a fake and wasn't trying to impress anybody.Although I was a little star struck, I felt so comfortable talking to him and I was so glad that I was able to get my picture with him. Ryan is my favorite member of the band and he hope he stays with them for a long time. If he ever goes solo at least he'll have one dedicated fan :-)

KristinC's picture

Very well-said, Dottie. Ryan is extremely special. He has the ability to make us wish we were his neighbors/friends/extended family within moments of meeting him. He and his parents (haven't met Lauren yet) are such welcoming, cheerful people. The way he remembers individual Chasers and goes out of his way to acknowledge them is something you seldom find in this business. I love his quirky personality, his "greeps," his awesome Chewbacca noise and everything else he shares with us. Even if SNC doesn't last forever, I will always be Ryan's fan. ????

DottieK's picture

I have so much love for Ryan that it's hard to put into words without being mushy or weird.

One thing that gets me down about the English language is that there's only one word for love, and that's "love". The ancient Greeks had several words for "love", so the one I would want to use here is philia.

Ryan is funny. He is humble and talented and fun-loving. Ryan is caring & selfless. Ryan goes out of his way to make other people feel special. Ryan is true to those he loves. Ryan is an all-round great guy. I love everything that I've gotten to know about him. Because I love everything I've gotten to know, my philia extends to his family. His parents are as amazing as he is. Warm, friendly, non-assuming people who have the ability to make a person feel comfortable & confident. People filled with light. Lauren is equally amazing, and it is easy to see how they all make this great family. Lauren is a beautiful person. She is not only physically beautiful, but her smile makes you feel like a beautiful person too. She is a perfect fit for Ryan & it's easy to see why they fell in love. I can only imagine that the rest of Ryan's family is the same. They draw people to them with their warmth.

I'm sure that much of what I love about Ryan comes directly from his parents & family, since you often become what you surround yourself with.

I know this is a cheesy, sappy post. But I just wanted to say again how much I love Ryan. I was reminded this past week of all the things I love about him & consequently about his mom, dad, & Lauren.

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