Tours News! Setlist Requests! And in the meantime... 


Some good news, we're working on some headlining Tour Dates in the Midwest, MidSouth and Northeast! The dates will be announced soon. The shows will be with my new backing band, The Northern Wires. We're working on quite a bit from Boxers as well as an extensive list of songs from previous albums. We're working on offering you guys the best show possible. It's gonna be beautiful. If there are any songs you're wanting to hear, don't hesitate to drop a request in the comment section.

In the meantime, here's a handful of new interviews and reviews for your perusing, reading and sharing:

Ryan discusses the Perseverances of Being a Working Class Artist

Ryan Talks Heroes, Friends and the Road that Led to the Gang and Raucous Cinema of BOXERS with The News Whistle

Joe Henry, George Howard, Jeff Giles, Jim Olsen and Matthew Ryan Discuss the Resurgence of Vinyl

BOXERS joins another excellent collection of Essential Albums of 2014 at Authenticsounds.net

And Blurt Magazine's Lee Zimmerman gives BOXERS a beautiful 4 Star Review

Stay tuned! More news coming soon!
MR and The Whole Gang




 

NOW AVAILABLE via OUR ONLINE STORE: Boxers on 180 gram German Vinyl and a Hand-Printed Commemorative Art Poster!! 


We're happy to announce BOXERS is now available on VINYL via our Online Store. It's on 180 gram German Vinyl and includes Lyrics, Credits and Liner Notes. Each VINYL purchased has a CD included in the package. Click the album cover to get your copy today!



We're also excited to offer you this commemorative BOXERS Art Print. Absolutely amazing design and Hand-Printed on heavy paper by Andy Vastagh at Boss Construction. Click the JPEG of the POSTER to get yours today as well!


And for your convenience we now have a "SHOPPING CART" to our Online Store, so feel free to browse around and add what you like before checking out!

Best Always,
The Matthew Ryan Team

Join Matthew Ryan and the Northern Wires NEXT Wednesday January 14th at The Clifton Center in Louisville, KY  


We're excited to be playing The Clifton Center in Louisville, KY for WFPK's Winter Wednesday Series. The Clifton Center is located at 2117 Payne Street Louisville, KY 40206. Their number is (502) 869-8480.

This show is FREE and seating is first come, first serve! Show start at 7:30 p.m. Joan Shelley opens!

Go here for all the details: http://wfpk.org/2014/wfpk-winter-wednesday-jan-14/

BOXERS tops Twangville's Top Albums of 2014!! 


Twangville on BOXERS:

"Boxers tackles topics social, economic and romantic through the eyes of characters who are bruised but still have some fight left in ‘em. The musical performances, infused with a healthy dose of rebelliousness, are just as bracing..."

Click Twangville's logo below to read the full list and find some other favorites! The more great music we buy, the better off we'll all be ;)

Matthew Ryan INTERVIEW with Mischa Pearlman on CONSEQUENCE of SOUND/AUX OUT!! Read it HERE... 


Last September Ryan sat down on a street in Manhattan with Mischa Pearlman to discuss BOXERS, Perseverance, the "work" of Art, Brotherhood, Rock 'N' Roll, Gaslight Anthem, Happiness and just about everything else under and above the sun. What followed is a beautiful and expansive interview and piece written by Mischa for AUX OUT (Consequence of Sounds' new long-form/guest writer space). Below is an excerpt, to read the entire interview click the excerpt or the link below:




























http://consequenceofsound.net/aux-out/matthew-ryan-and-17-years-of-kicking-on-the-door/

We're honored BOXERS is in the Top 20 of "150 BEST SONGS of 2014" at Speakers in Code! 


So cool to see Boxers is in the Top 20 of Songs on the esteemed Speakers in Code year-end list "150 Best Songs of 2014." Lots of cool and beautiful stuff to discover on here. We've been so busy working on behalf of BOXERS I've missed a lot of great new music this year. This list catches me up a bit!
 
You can check it out and find some beautiful new stuff as well, GO HERE

 

It's that time of year again! We'd love for you to have this grinning "Holiday Jam" as a gift!!  


It's become a tradition that we share this joyfully ramshackle, relentlessly repetitive, grinning and hot-toddied, home recorded, self-penned Holiday Jam with you! Hard to believe it's already December 1st, what a year it's been! The song is called called It's Christmas Time, it was written and recorded late one eve near Christmas a few years ago as a bit of a goof. But the song kept creeping in my head so I had Hans DeKline clean it up with his mastering skills as best he could... And well, the rest is history!

As always it available as a "Gift" to you! There is a "Pay What You Want" prompt, but it's genuinely intended as a gift. 

If you'd prefer to reciprocate a "gift" for It's Christmas Time you can purchase it via "PAY WHAT YOU WANT" on our BANDCAMP PAGE by clicking the image below! Plus Bandcamp allows you to share your email with us so we can keep it touch! We promise to never share your email or flood your inbox! We only write when there's important news and information or something we believe you'd be interested in.

To keep it simple and get it for FREE with absolutely no strings attached you can simply press "DOWNLOAD" on the direct stream at the bottom of this message!














Happy Holidays Everyone. Thank you for another beautiful year. And we wish the same for You and Yours!
 
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