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Casi Joy on her rise in the music industry
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR SCROLL TO MEDIA PLAYER BELOW. Ruben Jay spoke with the amazing Casi Joy about her time on the Voice, her love for different genres and why she chose Blake Shelton. About Casi Joy: Casi Joy is a powerhouse country singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Casi (pronounced "KAS-ee”) has been performing since the age of 5 and has had a wide range of success in several genres. At the young age of 10, she began singing in the Midwest Opry Circuit and was picked up by Radio Disney three years later. She sang in the Disney girl group The Commotions until she began at the School of Rock as a 15-year-old. Casi stayed in rock music for several years, and recorded an album with world renowned producer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, Skid Row, etc.). However, after moving to Music City on New Year’s Day 2015, she’s come belting back into the country scene, cracking open the heavy door that stands between aspiring artists and industry recognition. This vibrant songbird has opened for Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann, LOCASH, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Chaka Khan, Arcade Fire, The Baha Men and more. She also regularly sings the National Anthem for the KC Royals (including ALCS Game 6 W/ Clay Walker), KC Chiefs, KU and Sporting KC. The fiery redhead composes her own songs, incorporates her dance background into her stage performances and plays the guitar and piano. Casi has also become a viral internet sensation with her cover of "Jackson" by Johnny Cash and June Carter. The video garnered over 12 million views in just a short time, and the numbers have yet to plateau. After the success of "Jackson" Casi released another Johnny and June cover, which is currently at 4.1 million views. Not only does the vocalist use music and writing for her own personal therapy and enjoyment, she is very avid about using music to help children and animals. Casi has performed at several charity functions including Craig Morgan's foundation for foster children, Autism Speaks, Pediatric Cancer Research, Northland Animal Welfare, American Cancer Society, Suicide Prevention and more. Casi has always had a love for children and education and has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a music teacher for the School of Rock for 7 years, teaching voice, piano and guitar. She has continued to use her music for admirable, positive and respectable causes, teaching free music lessons to a special needs class in her hometown of Smithville, MO. She also recently released an original song about her late dog Ashbi, in which ALL proceeds are going to KC Pet Project. Casi continues to stay involved in charity organizations in the field of education such as Craig Morgan's charity foundation for foster children, Golden Globe Charities for pediatric cancer and Autism Speaks. Casi recently made more noise in Nashville with the excitement and release of her debut EP “Love on Repeat.” Her EP is a direct reflection of her beautiful smile and her beautiful soul.The singer/songwriter recorded her EP in Nashville at Sound Stage Studios (Ronnie’s Place) with Grammy nominated engineer/producer Jim Lightman ("I Hope You Dance" by Leann Womack, India Arie, NKOTB and more). Her prestigious studio band included Matchbox 20’s Kyle Cook on guitar, Rich Redmond on drums (Jason Aldean), Pat Buchanan on guitar (Kenny Chesney), Lee Hendricks on bass (Eric Church) and more. Look for Casi Joy’s self-written EP on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, and more. In February of 2017, Casi Joy auditioned for Season 12 of NBC's The Voice with LeAnn Rimes' "Blue." Her yodel earned an almost instant four chair turn, leading Casi to chose Blake Shelton as her coach. After winning both her Battle Round and Knockout, Joy is moving on to the Live voting rounds in hopes of making it that much closer to the finale May...
May 4, 2017
23 min
Troy Ramey talks about his Voice Elimination, coming up in the New York music scene, and working with Gwen Stefani
Troy Ramey is the most recently eliminated Voice contestant and he took the time to talk to "The Voice Off" Podcast about his time on The Voice. Ramey went into unfiltered honesty about how he hated doing covers. His hate for covers made him not want to do any of these competition shows. Ramey also opened up about his back and forth with Gwen Stefani on his performances of "Free Fallin" and how Stefani earned Ramey's respect. About Troy: Troy grew up in a modest family household where there was no TV but plenty of music. He dreamed of going to college to study engineering and play basketball, but after his dad's death, he transferred to Boston College and focused on helping his mother. While working at a restaurant, he started to jam with co-workers and joined a band called In Like Lions, which had a five-year run. Three years ago, he decided to join his girlfriend in New York and pursue his career as a singer-songwriter. He held a job at an engineering firm for a couple of years in order to fund his debut EP. In 2016, his music caught fire on streaming sites - with almost 4 million plays and counting - so he decided to leave his job and pursue music full time.
Apr 30, 2017
25 min
Sheena Brook Interview on her time on the Voice
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR SCROLL DOWN FOR MEDIA PLAYER Ruben Jay and Sheena Brook talk about her time on the Voice. She talks about how she felt being eliminated from the Voice.
Apr 23, 2017
37 min
The Voice Off #003: Lauren Duski gets honest with Ruben Jay about her music career
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR STREAM VIA PLAYER BELOW Lauren Duski took the time out of her busy schedule to talk to Ruben Jay on the Voice Off Podcast. Lauren talks about how nervous she was during her blind auditions and what it was like working with Randy Travis. ABOUT: With a resume of experience dating back to a very young age, Lauren has developed into a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and performer. Originally from Gaylord, Michigan, she has been performing in front of audiences since the age of 7. Several local performances in her hometown led to many years of traveling across Northern Michigan with a band, performing classic country hits. Those shows allowed her the opportunity to open for acts including: Lonestar, Randy Travis, Confederate Railroad, and Bill Anderson. She began songwriting in middle school after getting her first guitar. She started posting videos of original songs and covers on Youtube while in high school, gaining significant views worldwide. Later as a student at the University of Michigan, Lauren focused more on songwriting but managed to keep up with local performances opening for Gloriana and Thompson Square. After graduating in the spring of 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, she put her plans of attending dental school aside. She spent a few months in Chicago after graduation with opportunities to record original and commercial material, but Nashville became home in early 2014. There, she hit the ground running with songwriters such as Bill Luther (Tim McGraw), and has been crafting a group of songs that she considers her best work to date. Lauren’s heartfelt songwriting, along with her sultry, yet powerful vocals, leave listeners wanting more.
Apr 12, 2017
19 min
The Voice Off Podcast #002: Jozy Bernadette opens up about her “Voice” Journey
Born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jozy is the baby of 5 siblings. She grew up singing, dancing, and playing all sports, but her family knew from a young age that she had a special talent. Singing has been Jozy's true passion in life and she is determined to share her gift with the world. Most recently, Jozy branched out of North Dakota in pursuit of making her dreams of becoming a professional singer come true! Jozy Bernadette hit the big time stage on this season 12 of NBC'S #1 Hit Show The Voice! Pop rockers Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani hit their buttons for JozyB. She chose Gwen and joined TEAM GWEN. Jozy got first hand coaching from Gwen and her celebrity advisor...CELINE DION! The time she got to work and perfect her singing with Celine and Gwen has helped drive her to pursue singing even more.  Although her time was cut short on The Voice Jozy is eager and ready for whats next in her career.
Apr 8, 2017
22 min
The Voice Off Podcast: Davina Leone on her journey to the Voice
Ruben Jay talked to Davina Leone. She talked about her journey to the Voice and what she hopes to accomplish on the show.
Apr 3, 2017
20 min