This community was created for fans of the brilliant singer/songwriter Matthew Ryan in the hopes of shared camaraderie and spreading the word about his music. Post questions, information-- whatever springs to mind. If you haven't heard of him, I encourage you to visit his website and read the reviews of his music (and listen to the samples) at Amazon. He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, among others; but I find that he sounds, quite simply, like Matthew Ryan-- and that's a very good thing, indeed.
The community RULES are pretty simple: no flaming/trolling. If you flame, you will be unceremoniously kicked to the curb. So please respect other people's opinions-- discussion is good, rudeness is not.
Now it's barely dark out but it's falling light Maybe I should go, settle in at home...I could sit and write All night But I've got trouble that won't let me move If you had everything you wished for Then what would you live for? And what would you lose?
-- Happy Hour, Matthew Ryan
Yet this is the watch by night. Let us all accept new strength, and real tenderness. And at dawn, armed with glowing patience, we will enter the cities of glory.
-- excerpt from "A Season In Hell", Arthur Rimbaud (quoted as a liner note on the album "East Autumn Grin")