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Michael Ryther

by Michael Ryther

Damien Rice meets The Cure; infectious hooks grab hold and kick open emotional portals.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Back From the Dead
3:42 $0.99
2. Everything I've Been Looking For
4:13 $0.99
3. Threshold
3:16 $0.99
4. Love of My Life
3:05 $0.99
5. Patricia
3:07 $0.99
6. You Don't Have To Dream Alone
4:08 $0.99
7. Home
2:39 $0.99
8. The Other Side of Night
3:08 $0.99
9. Taste of You
1:57 $0.99
10. 289 Miles
3:52 $0.99
11. Drown
3:46 $0.99
12. Why Did I Let You Go?
4:25 $0.99
13. Sweet Scene
2:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
A unique voice has arrived. Hauntingly melodic, Michael Ryther sings with an unabashed passion. Raised on 80s mavericks The Cure, R.E.M., The Smiths, David Bowie and the Violent Femmes, Michael Ryther's eclectic folk pop delivers a startlingly new sound.

Tender, honest and raw his emotionally driven performances are converting hearts and minds at well known Los Angeles clubs The Whisky A Go Go, The Sunset Room, The Pig n' Whistle, Lulu's Beehive, The Joint, Sacred Grounds and The Knitting Factory. With such a distinct sound he has built an avid following.

Produced by Chuck Alvarez (The Emotions, Tim Weisberg) Michael's debut cd features Blue Fiddle diva Lisa Haley (Brian Setzer, John Hiatt), keyboardist Barnaby Finch (Lionel Richie, Boz Scaggs, George Benson, Lee Ritenour) and percussionist David Leach (Ben Harper).

Michael's twin brother, internationally known violinist David Ryther, also plays on the album. The cd was mixed by Dave Swanson (Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, Spin Doctors, Gov't Mule).

You may have heard Michael's lush cello ballad 'Love of My Life' featured in Lodestone Productions' film 'Harlequin'. He has also co-written songs with cd baby star Ali Handal.

Born in San Francisco to a family that also produced a professional trumpet player, Michael started writing songs at 15 as a way to cope with the death of his father and brother. "Too much was left unexpressed when I lost them." Michael says. "So I just picked up a guitar and started singing."

Michael gives The Cure, U2, Coldplay, Jude, Jason Mraz, Jeff Buckley, R.E.M., Sarah Mclachlan, Wire,
The Buzzcocks, Queen, The Beatles and David Bowie as influences.



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lovely and lyrical
Definitely takes me back...like an homage to youth.

Sunshine Navarro Shively

Five Stars and Two Thumbs Up
I caught Michael Ryther at a live perforance and picked up his CD. Just like the live show, the CD is awesome! To sum it up: passionate songs sung with a beautiful voice. It's "everything I've been looking for." You'll be singing along and memorizing the lyrics in no time.


A truly idyllic sound.
Michael Ryther's music is of the put on repeat variety. I listen to his Sweet Scene every night and let his melody lure me into slumber. Rare find is Ryther's soulful spirit that engages the senses on multilevels conveyed in the diverse stylings of this artist. Be prepared for a complete body experience: tingling, explosive heartwarming nurturance included.

sherry brown

Michael Ryther's songs are with me long after the CD player is silent.
This is a wonderful first CD for a new voice on the music scene. Michael Ryther's lyrics and music are filled with so much passion that he jumps right out at you. Varied and unusual, songs range from the haunting love ode, "Love of My Life" and the lyrically gorgeous "Drown" to music made to get you up and dancing such as "Taste of You", to name only a few. Long after the CD player is silent, Michael Ryther's songs are with me.

Esme Alvarez

When I am driving...
When I am driving and I need something to pick me up and keep me going without blasting me, I put on this CD. I'd call it full of love and hope and fearlessness with a provocative originality that makes it fun. Very fine voice and songs.