Nine Questions

Ryan Brock

Ryan Brock is a local jazz, funk, reggae and rock percussionist and drummer. Mondays at Elliott's on Congress you'll see him jamming away at the congas and drum set as part of the downtown establishment's weekly jazz night.

What was the first concert you attended?

I can't remember it. I've been seeing music since I was a baby.

What are you listening to these days?

I'm starting to listen to a lot of jazz. The Miles Davis Quartet.

What was the first album you owned?

What's the super famous Bob Marley album called? Legend? Yeah, Legend.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

Top 40.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

The Miles Davis Quartet (the second lineup).

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Funky music.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Explosions in the Sky. That was the show that made me want to do music.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis.