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article imageReview: Matt Ryanz tips hat to Steve Grand by covering 'All-American Boy'

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 6, 2014 in Music
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Matt Ryanz has paid tribute to one of his favorite contemporary artists, Steve Grand, by covering his "All-American Boy," hit song that went viral.
Ryanz accompanies himself on piano, as he sings this delicate vocal about unrequited love. He noted that he is a huge fan of Steve Grand, and he subsequently paid homage to him by singing his breakthrough hit single "All-American Boy," that transformed him into a YouTube sensation.
Ryanz does not rush this vocal or the piano playing which is great, since by taking his time, he brings out the raw emotions in the poignant lyrics.
This performance was good practice for Ryanz, especially since he will be playing it live on Saturday, July 12, for "NEWPride: Pride Alive" in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is a talented singer-songwriter in his own right, especially since his pop song "It's Love To Me" has been well-received by fans and critics and it is found across all of his social platforms.
The Verdict
Overall, this is a neat version of "All-American Boy" that Steve Grand himself would approve, and be proud of. He deserves two thumbs up for a solid effort, and we wish him nothing but the best for his upcoming performance on Saturday.
Ryanz and Grand have various things in common: they are both from Chicago, and they write their own songs and play instruments on their songs, and they are known for fighting for causes that are dear to their hearts, such a marriage equality. They are both independent recording artists, hence they are in total control over the music they put out, with maximum creative and artistic freedom. It does not get any better than that. They are also two of Chicago's finest contemporary talents at the moment. Having had the chance to interview them both, they are both genuine individuals who are extremely passionate and focused on their music and they appreciate their fans immensely.
To learn more about singer-songwriter Matt Ryanz and his music, visit his official website.
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