New Battle Born Video, Americana Fest, Northern Wires & Lots of Coffee.. 

Tonight we play American Fest in Nashville at The High Watt. We play at 11pm!

I'll have The Northern Wires with me, and I'm really hoping you can join us. That being said, I felt it might be a good day to share this new video for BATTLE BORN. It's a bit of a tour diary, you know... 

6,000 miles, 10 shows and 40 gallons of coffee are documented via this DIY video for Battle Born. The ups, the downs, the late nights, bad food and beauty. All of it. It was all shot on phones and edited with thumbs.  

Hope it offers a grin here and there.  

Thank you to American Aquarium for having us on this tour with them. And thank you to Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the amazing scenery, and for being the amazing music lovers that you are.

Thank you, it was a beauty. More to come!


New SHOWS Added with American Aquarium! 


Ladies & Gentlemen, 

Happy to announce SHOWS with American Aquarium in Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas. They've graciously offered longer set times for me. Hope you can make it out! 

A gigantic thank you to American Aquarium for having me! 

Go to the TOUR PAGE for all DETAILS & TICKETS! Or simply click the image below:

On Tour July 2nd to August 5th in The UK & US! 


Afternoon Everyone,

I'll be folkering in the UK and US from July 2nd to August 5th. Much of the time I'll be opening for Jesse Malin but there are some headlining dates and some other beautiful situations. I'd love to see you guys!

Check out the TOUR PAGE or click the image below for all DETAILS and TICKETS:




Matthew Ryan and The Northern Wires at Americana Fest 2017! 


Good Morning Everyone,

Happy to announce I'll be playing with my gang The Northern Wires at Americana Fest  in Nashville this year!

Our show is Friday, September 15th at 11PM at The High Watt!

More details will be announced in the coming weeks. Americana Fest has grown into a beautiful and wide ranging festival of music in Nashville, if you've never been, well clearly this would be a good year to come and check it out. Click on the image below for details and ticketing!


‬"Hustle Up Starlings" reviewed in a super cool comic book format! ‬ 


"His raspy whisper offers his lyrics an authority, as if a scholar is divulging the secrets of the world to you" - Wanna Be The Comic 


Hands down one of the coolest reviews I've ever received. ‬"Hustle Up Starlings" reviewed in a comic book format! ‬Plus, I'm pretty sure I favor Wolverine in the panel below (minus all the muscles)... So I'm officially The Wolverine of Folkering. Hahahaha. A dream come true! 


So cool. Giant thank YOU to Chris Prunckle of


To experience the full review go HERE or click the preview image below:‬

Interview with WFPK's Kyle Meredith 


"Did Matthew Ryan just release his best record yet? Possibly. That’s a major statement from an artist who’s continuously given a master’s account at songwriting"

- Kyle Meredith WFPK

Click the image below to listen to the full interview and read Kyle's thoughts:

Speakers In Code Beautifully Reviews "Starlings" 


"It's 2017, and we're swimming (drowning?) in a world where beats sell, and lyrics don't. But it wasn't always this way... Every time I hear an album like Hustle Up Starlings, I'm reminded of the indisputable power of words. "Run Rabbit Run" and "Hustle Up Starlings" are two of the most thought-provoking songs I've heard in a long time... This album is a glowing, moving film, and it refuses to die" - Speakers In Code


Grab your copy of Hustle Up Starlings right HERE!


Click the image below to read the full review of Hustle Up Starlings at Speakers In Code:



Record Collector UK on Starlings: 5 out of 5 stars! 


"This new full-length – produced by The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon – brims with a hunger and desire to fill the holes inside us that would otherwise kill us, but it’s paired with an unquenchable thirst to truly thrive" - Record Collector UK


Grab your copy of Hustle Up Starlings right HERE!


To read the full 5 out of 5 Stars review of Hustle Up Starlings pick up a copy of the magazine, or go HERE! Click the image below to pick up your copy of a real live beautiful music magazine!

Chimes Freedom reviews Hustle Up Starlings 


"A poet who rocks, with sounds ranging from the rage of punk to the rasp of a whisper"

 - Chimesfreedom


Grab your copy of Hustle Up Starlings right HERE!


To read the full review of Hustle Up Starlings by Chimes Freedom, click the preview image below: