Happy Belated New Year - From All Of Us @ Ryko!

I know we're already a couple weeks into 2011, but we'd be hard-pressed to forget and mention the great achievements that our incredibly talented artists have made during 2010. So as a recap, we invite you to take a listen to the records that made the "Top," "Best," & "Most Outstanding" album lists, that reviewers say are worth a second mention. Read all the reviews below and GET READY for another exciting year, here, at Ryko!

The Posies - Blood/Candy
#1 Album of 2010 via Huffington Post - 10 Records That Made 2010 More Bearable

Allison Moorer - Crows
#15 - Jon Farber's Top 50 list for the NY Daily News
#42 - GAC: Top 50 Americana Albums of the Year

Justin Currie - The Great War
#10 - Jon Farber's Top 10 List for the NY Daily News

Will Hoge - The Wreckage
#66 - The Top 100 Americana Albums of the Year

Megan McCormick - Honest Words
#13 - Amazon: Outstanding 2010 Albums You Might Have Missed
           Awaiting The Flood: Top 20-Something Best Of 2010
             Music Connection: Top 20 Signings of 2010


Matt White Co-Headlining Tour With Brendan James!

Matt White is excited to announce his co-headlining tour with Brendan James that will kick off February 16th in Connecticut. Pollstar posted a great little snippet on the tour - and it's extensive routing across the US - so be sure to check that out HERE . In addition, Matt and Brendan also just launched an awesome presale ticket package for all fans to grab today - Click Here for more information (you could win exclusive downloads & a meet/greet with the guys)! And don't forget Matt's newest album It's The Good Crazy is out now and available on Amazon!

All dates are listed below:

02/16/11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den)
02/17/11 Boston, MA @ The Red Room
02/18/11 Bayshore, NY @ YMCA Boulton Center
02/19/11 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
02/20/11 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
02/21/11 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
02/23/11 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
02/24/11 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
02/25/11 Durham, NC @ The Casbah
02/26/11 Augusta, SC @ Downstairs Live
02/27/11 Charlotte, NC @ Double Door Inn
03/01/11 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
03/03/11 Nashville, TN @ Third and Lindsley
03/04/11 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
03/05/11 Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room
03/06/11 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
03/09/11 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
03/10/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/12/11 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
03/17/11 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
03/18/11 Dallas, TX @ Poor David’s Pub
03/24/11 Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove
03/25/11 Logan, UT @ Logan Arthouse & Cinema
03/26/11 Boise, ID @ The Reef
03/27/11 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
03/31/11 San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
04/01/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
04/02/11 San Diego, CA @ Lestat's
04/03/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/07/11 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottle Neck
04/08/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
04/10/11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
04/11/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
04/12/11 Evanston, IL @ Space
04/14/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's Bar & Grill
04/15/11 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/16/11 Akron, OH @ Musica
04/17/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel


Megan McCormick Performs on WoodSongs

Megan McCormick recently made an appearance on Michael Jonathon's Wood Songs and now the hi-res audio & video footage is available for viewing online! Click HERE to watch Megan perform "Shiver," "Lonely Tonight," & "Driveway" off her newest album Honest Words. And then be sure to catch her interview chats & performance of an unrelased track titled "Lonely Me, Lonely You" as well. And of course, Honest Words is available now on Amazon or iTunes.


Fran Healy Discovered on Last.FM

This week Fran Healy is a featured artist on Last.FM's Discover. Throughout the week videos of Fran performing songs off of his solo debut, Wreckorder, will be posted followed by an interview on Friday. Watch the first exclusive video of Fran performing "Fly In The Ointment" here.

Wreckorder is currently on sale at Amazon for $8.84. Exclusive fan bundles are available online at franhealy.hasawebstore.com


Will Hoge On Tour

Will Hoge has hit the road with Shinedown on their "Anything & Everything" acoustic tour. They kicked everything off last week in Tampa and play across the country until December 9th.

Will released his acoustic EP, The Living Room Sessions, last month and has it out on tour with him. Visit www.willhoge.com for more information about the tour and his latest release.


Fran Healy is iTunes' Song of the Week

This week iTunes is featuring "Sing Me To Sleep" ft. Neko Case from Fran Healy's solo debut, Wreckorder, as the iTunes Free Song of the Week.

To coincide with the free download, iTunes is also offering Wreckorder this week for $7.99.  The San Francisco Chronicler recently stated that, "{Healy's} songs are probably his most inspired since those on Travis' 1999 classic, The Man Who.

Download "Sing Me To Sleep" from iTunes.


Matt Duke & TFDI Hit The Road

Matt Duke, Philadelphia-based rocker and gifted songwriter, is embarking on his Totally F*ckin' Doin' It Fall 2010 Tour with Tony Lucca and Jay Nash to continue their "bromance" that began last year.

Prior to heading out on tour, Matt will be performing Peter Gabriel's So in its entirety in NYC and Philly. Check out a sneak peak of Matt's rendition of "Sledgehammer" with his TFDI friends, Tony and Jay.

Once the tour has wrapped up, Matt will start gearing up for his second full length album, One Day Die, out in February 2011. 

10/30 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub - Performing Peter Gabriel's So
10/31 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live - Performing Peter Gabriel's So

Totally F*ckin' Doin' It Tour Dates:
11/11 Evanston, IL @ Space
11/12 Indianapolis, IL @ Birdy's
11/14 Cleveland, OH @ Wilbert's
11/16 Columbus, OH @ CS Gallery
11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
11/18 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
11/19 Boston, MA @ Red Roof at Cafe 939
11/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
11/22 Fairfield, CT @ StageOne at Fairfield Theatre
11/30 Easton, MD @ Night Cat 12/1 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
12/2 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
12/4 North Augusta, SC @ Downstairs Live
12/5 Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/7 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
12/8 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
12/10 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
12/11 Austin, TX @ Momo's
12/12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Door
12/14 St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
12/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/17 Marshfield, WI @ Wildwood Park Saloon


Matt White on Second Cup Cafe

This past Saturday Matt White performed live on CBS Early Show's Second Cup Cafe. Check out the video of "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)" from Matt's sophomore release, It's The Good Crazy.


Fran Healy Performs Exclusively for Us Magazine

Fran Healy recently joined up with UsMagazine.com to perform an acoustic rendition of "Fly In The Ointment," a song Fran wrote after finding inspiration from his son.

"I wrote 'Fly In The Ointment' with my son in mind. I wanted to write something which contained reference points for him: meeting a snail, flying beside a jumbo jet. It's got a Lewis Carroll vibe. He loved it," he explains to Us.

Watch the exclusive video clip here


Watch The Posies Live + Win A Meet & Greet

Earlier this week, The Posies performed for Spain's TVE and Radio3. The entire concert is available online now.

The Posies will be embarking on their co-headlining tour with Brendan Benson next month after wrapping up their headlining European tour. Brendan and The Posies have gotten together to offer fans the chance to win a meet and greet. Details are available here.