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Matthew Ryan AND The Bohannons

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Matthew Ryan's "In the Dusk of Everything" marks a distilled reclamation of his more primal Americana/Folk roots.  With the bluntness of punk and the evocative rhythm of poetry his lyricism shines amongst these twelve deceptively simple songs of perseverance and closure via a clarity that operates in layers amid a world of struggle, beauty and sublime epiphany. The timelessly modern and spare qualities of these songs move with an earthy cinema with Ryan’s vocals front and center, while the music ebbs and flows like stark scenery in a grainy but saturated film. Matthew is an American singer-songwriter whose music can be broadly characterized as other land-Ryan also worked with Neilson Hubbard to form the band Strays Do not Sleep Ryan's voice has been described as a "quiet rasp with words like catching promises meant to be broken - one of modern music's most potent whispers "The Bohannons new release "Unaka Rising" is an album that Oxford American recently claimed "is a real scorcher. It’s an odd thing to say about a band, but their approach to music makes so much sense that it’s difficult to understand why their particular cocktail of heavy Southern rock jangle hasn’t already been done to death by someone else. A little Two Gallants, a little Black Sabbath, they’re as heavy as they are twangy. They manage their heaviness without venturing into melodrama, which is difficult for many artists that venture into darker  territory. Their music begs to serve as a soundtrack to a genre of film that doesn’t currently exist—some kind of violent, stylized-but-gritty (a la Tarantino) Southern road movie patterned after the classic Western model."