Matthew Ryan at the Mercy Lounge

Have you heard of the Miller Made Music Showcases? There have been a few over the years, and they usually have pretty solid lineups, but none of them have gotten me as pumped as this one.

Tonight’s Miller Made Music Showcase is serving as the CD release party for Matthew Ryan’s newest record, I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall. First of all, that’s bad-ass title. It’s possibly one of the more awesome album titles I’ve heard recently. Second of all, Matthew Ryan is a remarkably talented songwriter and performer, and I’m a better human being for having heard his stuff.

Equally awesome are the supporting acts for the show: Brian Ritchey, Hannah Miller, and By Lightning. Brian Ritchey is the only of those performers that I’m really familiar with, and that’s because he, Matthew Ryan, and David Mead used to do a writer’s round once a month at the Rutledge. It was awesome. I wish it still existed. Anyway, I walked into one of those shows never having heard of Brian Ritchey and I walked out a fan. What can I say, talented people hang out together. I haven’t really heard much from Hannah Miller and By Lightning, but if they hang with Matt and Brian then they have to be pretty good. Also, Hannah Miller has a pretty rad pilot hat in one of her pictures on her site, so she’s immediately awesome.

The show tonight is at the Mercy Lounge. It’s 21+ and starts at 9pm. I’ll see y’all there. Bring extra socks.



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  • Cristytaylornashville

    Matthew’s new record is amazzzzzzzzingggg. I looove By Lightning too. There song city is so pretty