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Tastemaking hipsters adore Matthew Ryan, headliner of the Gang of Songwriters in the Round tour. His raspy-voiced, atmospheric songs — like the MySpace hit "For Blue Skies," which he recorded with his side project Strays Don't Sleep — lend themselves to emotionally sweeping set pieces on One Tree Hill and other shows. His new CD, From a Late Night High-Rise, comes out next month. Opener Michelle Malone has been making records for almost 20 years now, and her latest, Sugarfoot, digs deep into Lucinda Williams territory, pulling up tattered, dusty roots.
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