Matthew Ryan’s City Life in Portland, OR

When the topic of favorite music comes up and I mention Matthew Ryan, most people ask who he is.  Sometimes I just explain politely that he’s an independent artist, other times I tell an anecdote about how my friend Riche found him on World Cafe or Mountain Stage or something like that years ago and […]

New Music Tuesday: Revisiting Matthew Ryan vs. The Silver State

Life hasn’t gotten any less hectic since I cut my Matthew Ryan review to 6 words, but in all the busyness, I’ve had plenty of time to digest the new album. The album kicks off with “Dulce Et Decorum Est” which not only sets up the album, it showcases the eloquence and beauty Ryan puts […]

New Music Tuesday: 6 Word Quick Reviews

I spent a lot of time today listening to Matthew Ryan’s new album and R.E.M.’s new album. Without enough time to do either of these albums justice with a Tuesday night review, I give you 6 word reviews. Click on images to go to Amazonmp3 where you can purchase or sample.Matthew Ryan – Matthew Ryan […]

New Music Tuesday: Make the Right Moves

(photo credit: Ko(char *)hook) I caught myself editing this post because I’ve been using too shiny of hyperbole to describe how excited I am that Josh Ritter’s new album is downloading from iTunes as I type. I’ve been hearing snippets for a few months and everything I’ve heard leads me to believe that it’s a […]