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Strays Don't Sleep: First New Music In 15 Years / 10.30.20 


Friends & Listeners, 

I’m truly happy to announce we’ll be releasing new Strays Don’t Sleep music on October 30th this year.  

For press inquiries please reach out to Rachel Hurley at Sweetheart PR. Rachel's email is

This picture was taken by Audrey Spillman.  

You can keep up with all things Strays Don't Sleep on my page for our work together right HERE. Or via Instagram & Twitter.

Strays Don’t Sleep is a musical project Neilson Hubbard and I started to express our more…

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Rivers is Now Available pretty much everywhere we listen... 

Friends & Listeners,

Thank you all for being so kind and welcoming Rivers, particularly those of you who purchased the "Process Single" on Bandcamp. As I've said so many times, it's your generosity that keeps our engines humming. It's appreciated more than you possibly know.


I'm happy to report that Rivers is off to a beautiful start as it finds its way from my room to yours. If you haven't heard it yet, below are a few places you can find it. 


Here’s a bit of the lyric video for Rivers, view the…

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RIVERS is Now Available! 


...And slowly just like this a new song drifts my rooms to yours. Rivers is available now via Bandcamp (Go HERE). Releases everywhere else digitally on Friday. 

If ya can, please make your first listen via good headphones or speakers... Maybe even in your car? We paid a great amount of attention to the details in this recording and I want your first experience with it to be as beautiful as possible.



Best Always,

M. Ryan

My First Interview In A Long Time... 

A few weeks ago I sat (safely distanced) with my dear friend Clay Steakley for an interview for his fantastic "online-zine," Outer Voice. I welcomed him into my home and creative space and now you're invited too. 

It begins like this:

"Matthew Ryan makes two special afternoon drinks, one from incredibly strong coffee brewed on his stovetop in a Moka pot, and the other from vanilla chamomile tea — one to perk you up and one to even you out. Hot drinks like this could seem out of place on a Tennessee August

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Coming Soon: My 1st New Song of 2020... Releases August 19th on Bandcamp // August 21st Everywhere Else! 

‪Friends & Listeners,‬ 

‪My first new song of 2020 will be released to streaming & digital purchase sites on August 21st.‬ The song is called RIVERS.

‪An exclusive 5 Track “Process Single” will be released on Bandcamp on August 19th. You can read all about that here:‬ 

RIVERS - Exclusive 5 Track "Process Single"

If you choose to Pre-Order the “Process Single” please know that there will be no immediate download of a track. I wanted to preserve the full experience for you upon its release on Bandcamp on…

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