Matt Hires

A Conversation with Matt Hires Mike Ragogna: Matt. It says right here on your press sheet that you're thirty. What? Matt
Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?
"That song is kind of about growing up in the nineties. The story that it follows is like there's all this stuff going on in the world, but it's really just about growing up and falling love and the things you do when you're young."
Watch the performance of "Restless Heart" below, catch the interview after, and send apologies to Winwood and his mullet
For about two years, I was hoping that Matt Hires' album Take Us To The Start was going to follow a similar trajectory as John Mayer's Room For Squares, steadily building a story then finally breaking after good word of mouth, reviews and critics' endorsements.
After 40 years, the Eagles are touring in countries in which they never previously performed. Last year was mainland China and this year, it's the Middle East and South Africa.
At this point in his career, Peter Frampton could have tossed out a second instrumental album and won another Grammy. Thankfully, this time out, he played his heart in addition to his axe, creating what could be the best album of his career.
Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.
Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.
Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."
As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.