Matt Hires - "Fighting A Ghost" (premiere) | Relevant Magazine

"One of the first songs I wrote for the album was the first track, ‘Fighting a Ghost.’ The second verse contains the line that the title of the album came from. A lot of the ideas behind a lot of the other songs came from that – feeling a little lost amidst all the noise and commotion of culture and society. There’s a lot of struggling and wrestling with faith in the record, too.”

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Razor & Tie Publishing Signs Christian Lopez -

Razor & Tie Music Publishing has added singer-songwriter Christian Lopez to its roster.

Lopez, who is managed by Rock Ridge Music, released his debut full-length album Onward via Blaster Records in 2015. The project was produced by Dave Cobb.

Brad Kennard, VP of Creative for Razor & Tie, commented, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Christian on the RTMP team. He is a true artist, heart and soul… the whole package – incredible vocalist, songwriter, musician and performer. We’ll all be talking about him for years to come.”

Lopez added, “I’m honored to be working with such a passionate and prestigious publishing company. Not only is Razor & Tie just that, but they’re staffed with truly amazing people that I’m so glad to have on my team. I’m excited for our future together, and even more excited about the songs to come.”

Singer-Songwriter JD Eicher and Best Selling Author Nicholas Sparks Join Forces On Soundtrack To Accompany “Two By Two”

JD Eicher, the Youngstown, Ohio-born and bred musician, has teamed with author Nicholas Sparks in a unique collaboration to celebrate Sparks’s 20 years of publishing books. Eicher has produced an original song and musical companion for Sparks’s forthcoming novel, Two By Two, which will be published on October 4, 2016. The music will be available to fans for free via one of the author’s websites starting September 6 through December 6, 2016.

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The Ragbirds, 'Little Ties' [Exclusive Premiere]

The Ragbirds, hailing from Ann Arbor, Mich., are letting The Boot’s readers hear “Little Ties,” from their upcoming album The Threshold & the Hearth, first.

“Little Ties” is an upbeat, high-spirited, fast-paced track that helps tie the whole record together.

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The Ragbirds - "Breakdown" (premiere) | PopMatters

Ann Arbor, Michigan acoustic string band the Ragbirds may be based in the American Midwest, but from there they explore a myriad of sounds from around the world. Drawing influence from gypsy, Celtic and African musics, the Ragbirds have shown themselves to be consummate artistic travelers. 

Read more about the track "Breakdown" from the forthcoming release THE THRESHOLD & THE HEARTH coming March 25th.