Regret Over The Wires
On Regret Over The Wires, Matthew Ryan employs modern pop production to augment his rootsy, smart singer-songwriter material. Whether on the poetic, literary The Little Things, the catchy, chiming of Caged Bird or the straight up country of Nails, Ryan easily straddles a line between Leonard Cohen and Shawn Mullins. Sure those may seem like divergent comparisons but one listen to this CD will confirm it. Ryan is a talent to be reckoned with and the evocative Regret Over The Wires is no doubt a stepping-stone to an even brighter future.
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