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Latest News...

Recently sat down with Otis Gibbs... 

Otis Gibbs is a great friend and fellow songwriter. He has a great podcast he's been doing where he talks with just about everyone you might listen to. Be sure to check out all of them. Might I suggest the Todd Snider and Billy Bragg episodes in particular. I sat down with him and quickly forgot there was a mic on the table, it's not your standard polite interview, it's more like two friends talking a little trash. You can listen in by going here:

http://otisgibbs.com/episode-37-matthew-ryan/



Guitar of choice... 

This has been my guitar of choice for writing lately. Plugging it in and turning up the AC15 with a blues driver and a memory man has been bringing a different tone in both sound and writing. I love my Guild acoustic, but feeling the floor rumble has been lighting up different parts.


All The Wild Horses... 

All the Willd Horses is available for free or "pay what you want" as part of the This is the Hill single that was originally only available as part of the bonus disc for I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall CD. Just go here to download digitally:

http://matthewryan.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-the-hill-free-single-b-sides

All the Wild Horses

Sulphur climbs over William Penn
I couldn't bear to read the letters you sent
Quiet strikes only now and then
Once you've been had
She's a jewel in the back of my mind
I pull her out still from time to time
To recall that clearer simpler side
Between Walt Whitman and The White Noise
Downtown at West and 4th
I've got two nuns behind me, one's divorced
The other just kind of fell off course
Now she's banking on eternity

All these things you drag around
Come and go 'til the deal goes down

Wild horses in my chest
Tomorrow knows you can only guess
Modern times more or less
Is the step you just took
Hey kid, I know it's hard
All is asunder, torn apart
Come sunrise you can start
To undo what all's been did

All these things you drag around
Come and go 'til the deal goes down

Written by Matthew Ryan
Platsic Violin/BMI 2011 


This is the Hill is now available for free... 

My only regret regarding I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall was not including This is the Hill on the proper album. And thus it wasn't available digitally. It was and still is one of my favorites that I wrote for I Recall Standing or any of my albums. So I've decided to offer it along with all the bonus songs from I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall for free via my bandcamp. You can download it right now for free, or "Pay What You Want." Just go here:

http://matthewryan.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-the-hill-free-single-b-sides