Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by
Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.

Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite
musicians covering their influences in sessions.










Ryan Joseph Burns
DEMI KNIGHT & RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

DEMI KNIGHT & RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

When Ryan Joseph Burns came to Utrecht from Glasgow earlier this year, I set up a meeting with the Dutch country singer Demi Knight. After a quick rehearsal, they recorded this cover version of Hickory Wind by Grams Parsons and Bob Buchanan.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

Ryan Joseph Burns couldn't believe his eyes, when we entered the Soesterduinen, a stunning nature reserve just East of Utrecht. It's a surreal sight at first. As you'll know by now, whenever Burns and I are in the same place, chances are we'll be filming something before the day is over.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting at gate D25 at Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight to Glasgow. Tomorrow, I'll be filming the launch of Ryan Joseph Burns' stunning debut album 'Absence' at Saint Luke's. In anticipation, here's a yet unreleased cover of Gregory Alan Isakov.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

Last night at Paradiso in Amsterdam, I saw Ryan Adams play live for the first time. Somehow I never got to see him before, although I’m a big fan of his music. The many covers that my Scottish friend Ryan Joseph Burns did of Adams’ songs, made me play his records over and over again...
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS - SAM

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS – SAM

The very first day Scottish musician Ryan Joseph Burns ever set foot in The Netherlands, I took him and his band The Seventeenth Century to see Tim Knol play at the Paradiso. It was Knol’s first show in the big hall of Amsterdam’s finest venue, and it was sold out. The day after, Knol was...
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS AT THE BEACH

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS AT THE BEACH

This morning I woke up to see the speech of Barack Obama and thought this day couldn’t start any better. But, to keep a great day on the right track, here are two videos I filmed during Into The Great Wide Open. On the Saturday of the festival, Ryan Joseph Burns recorded two songs on...
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS ON THE BOAT & IN THE SEA

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS ON THE BOAT & IN THE SEA

Aside from the shows on the stage in the woods, we filmed a couple of extra songs on different locations on the isle of Vlieland during Into The Great Wide Open 2012, with Davie Lawson and Ryan Joseph Burns. Expect more videos to appear soon, also videos from the performances by Anne Soldaat, Janne Schra...
GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS (LIVE)

GWO12: RYAN JOSEPH BURNS (LIVE)

Words can hardly describe how much fun we’ve had at the fourth edition of Into The Great Wide Open. Ryan Joseph Burns played on the ferry on the way over to the island of Vlieland, we recorded sessions on the beach and in the sea, met James Vincent McMorrow and his band, Ryan and Davie...