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This Sunday At The Rex In Pittsburgh... 


This Sunday I'm participating in a Fundraiser/Benefit for the legendary bass player of The Houserockers, Art Nardini. It's also a Bob Dylan Tribute. I chose this song because it lit me up as a kid, was a burst a light to every part of my mind and thinking and feeling. And because it feels (unfortunately) profoundly timely. 

No one can deliver like Bob, so I tried to bend it to my current mood and mode. Below is a preview. Hope it moves you, and if it doesn't, I hope it compels you to give the original a listen. You can find it on The Freewheeelin' Bob Dylan (my personal favorite of Dylan's early albums). 

Here are the details for the show in Pittsburgh this Sunday for Art Nardini. It's at The Rex Theater. We'd love to see you guys. The show starts at 8pm. I believe I go on first. I also start a Autumn Tour next week, so please take a look to see if I'm coming near you. Would love to see you!! Check out the TOUR PAGE!

Alright. Hope you're all doing and feeling good! See you soon. You can view the sneak-peak for the Dylan song I'll be performing right HERE: https://www.facebook.com/matthewryan101music/videos/10153754318676581/
 

Check out the Tour Dates page! 


Good Morning Everyone, 

So it's my favorite time of year and I'm gonna get to see a bit of the country soon and play some songs. These shows are all gifted with a bunch of friends and special guests, so be sure to go to the website and see who will be joining me on the night near you. I know many of you are wanting me to play your town, and believe me, I want to too. But as I've said before, this is a small operation. I get to keep doing this for a living because I've learned to be very patient and not bite off more than I can chew. So be patient with me. And if you're nearby one of these shows, come out and say hello!  And if you're inclined, please share news of these shows with fellow music lovers.

Can't wait. All the adventure and autumn tuning up. Hope to see you guys!

All dates & info HERE: TOUR PAGE 

Skylight off of Regret Over The Wires 


Throwback Thursday to this song off of Regret Over The Wires. Inspired by the poem of the same title by Seamus Heaney. The song is called Skylight. The album was produced by Doug Lancio, Mark Robertson and myself. It was recorded by Jordan Richter and mixed by David Bianco. I believe that's JJ Johnson playing drums on Skylight along with a drum machine. Mark is playing bass. Doug and Teal on guitars. I handled the synths and various weird sounds, and "sang" obviously. Skylight probably should have opened Regret Over The Wires, it was the main theme. Hope is a violent thing, hope is not some hallmark card of a sublime rainbows. It's the work and war of having every indication that things aren't as they should be, but insisting more and better is possible. Regret Over The Wires like much of my work, starts via the intimacies between (and of) men and women and then leans outward to the themes and impulses that dog our bigger stories, our collective stories. You know what they are, they're in the paper everyday. They're in our feeds and heads, and those strange distances we feel we each other in various situations. The themes and plots we navigate are not new, only the tools have changed. Yes, things, some things, have gotten better. But if you look out upon the landscape and you're troubled by what you see, you have to acknowledge that there's one constant. And that constant is us. We have the strength and guts to lean for the better. There are glowing examples of our victories over darkness and defeat. And yet still there's that nagging impulse. That's what my song Skylight is about. I hope you'll give it a listen. And as always, thank you to ALL that helped me bring and offer such a song to the world. Art is always a collective effort. As is nearly every single thing we do. 

"My head is strong 
My heart is open 
I don't wanna fight 
I don't wanna kill 
But I'm desperate tonight 
If I'm pushed I will 
With hope comes the rent" 

- that's by yours truly 

Here's the great Seamus Heaney poem that pulled this out of me. I'm grateful for that, but suggest no greatness as profound as what Seamus offered: 

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2003/04/21


CLICK PLAY BELOW TO HEAR SKYLIGHT:

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Until Kingdom Come... 

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone! Here's a video I recorded yesterday in my Writing Room for you guys.  

Here's why I did it: 

"Always feel a little goofy "filming" myself singing one of my songs. But as always the hope is to offer something good and honest to you guys. Yeah I'm reading the lyrics while doing this and still manage to jank-up some of the words. But even with the shifty eyes and the slight discomfort of "being filmed," Until Kingdom Come gets represented alright here. Last night my friend Joe asked me why I hadn't done a video for Kingdom Come yet. And earlier today another friend ask me if I was gonna take part in CXCW this year. So... Two, maybe three birds with one stone...? Hahaha... Hopefully! So here ya go Joe, Dean, CXCW and to anyone else that stumbles upon this.The reason I chose Until Kingdom Come for this St. Patrick's Day video is that it references a song by Ewan MacColl that I was first introduced to by The Pogues, it felt like a natural choice. Besides, it speaks to that great Irish tradition of smart, humorous and joyful melancholy. Hope you enjoy it. 

Can't sing this song without thinking about my great friend John Anderson. Always on my mind, my man."

The video is below, or you can go HERE to view in on Youtube!



Alright. Be safe and have fun out there. More soon!
Matthew Ryan

Stereo Embers Magazine WORLD Premieres We Are Libertines 


We're happy to announce that moments ago Stereo Embers Magazine world premiered our new video for We Are Libertines!

Read the story HERE: http://stereoembersmagazine.com/26458-2/

The video was shot, edited and directed by Jesse Carr. And features my great friends Brian Bequette​ and Clay Steakley​; as well as the amazing Jack Spencer's pick-up truck. It was shot in East Nashville as couple weeks ago. 

Hope you enjoy it. It's quiet and dark. A little creepy.

A genuine thanks to Stereo Embers Magazine (Alex Green​, Dave Cantrell​, Geoffrey Tischman​) for helping us get the word out!


TOUR DATES...

Sep30

Matthew Ryan and Michael McDermott Co-Headlining TOUR

The Saint, 601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ

Michael McDermott to play first Matthew Ryan to follow

Longer sets will be performed by both!

This show is 18 & Over Tickets are $15

Oct1

Matthew Ryan/Michael McDermott Co-Headlining at The Tin Angel (SHOWS at 7pm AND 10pm)

The Tin Angel , 20 South Second Street, Philadelphia, PA

THESE ARE TICKETS FOR THE 7PM SHOW

DOORS 7:00 SHOW 7:30

Matthew Ryan to play first Michael McDermott to follow

Longer sets will be performed by both!

This show is 21 and Over Tickets are $18

Oct1

Matthew Ryan/Michael McDermott Co-Headlining at The Tin Angel (SHOWS at 7pm AND 10pm)

The Tin Angel , 20 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

THESE ARE TICKETS FOR THE 10PM SHOW

DOORS 9:30 SHOW 10:00

Matthew Ryan to play first Michael McDermott to follow

Longer sets will be performed by both!

This show is 21 and Over Tickets are $18

Oct5

Matthew Ryan and Michael McDermott Co-Headlining Tour

The Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom, 681 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Happy to announce Michael McDermott and I are playing a show in Buffalo, NY at The Leopard Lounge (at TOWN BALLROOM 681 Main Street in Buffalo, NY) on October 5th.

Doors are at 7pm. Tickets are $12 ADV and $14 at the door.

It's a beautiful new room that I visited last year when I played the Ballroom with Jesse Malin. We talked about coming in to play The Leopard Lounge then. So happy this is happening.

Join us!

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