"Americana and country that curve in and out of the rock and roll realm. Moran’s music is sweet, in tune, and hip in nature. A little Paul Simon combined with a bit of Hootie and the Blowfish..."
Tom Laurie, Music Connection Magazine
"a delectable mix of crowd pleasing original songs… Americana/Country… lyrically rich melodies, throw them into a cocktail shaker and you have the yummy concoction that is Matt Moran & Arrogant Sage"
Val King, Rock Revolt Magazine
"Every song on this album is filled with hooky melodies and meaningful lyrics about love, life, and reflection. It's difficult to pick favorites…start with these… the sassy Dangerous Girl, the sweet Morning Girl, the bittersweet, South To Mexico, and the kick-butt Lonely Mile Man."
Caroline Cha, USC Songwriters
From the Blog
Summary Some of the advice I give but fail to heed. A Workshop for Songwriters/Musicians Tonight I’m speaking for SongNet, Jimi Yamagishi’s organization aimed at helping songwriters improve their craft and know more about the business. It’s not my first time there. I speak there about once a year or so. Tonight will be a […]
I’ve got a manufactured dilemma – one I’d love to put behind me. Turns out, I’m not that special – others face the same dilemma. This is the same kind of not special that everyone on social media who complains about being mistreated or misunderstood by some unnamed person, is not special. Meaning: Not only […]
My oldest son graduated from Moody Bible College in Chicago this past weekend. I went out to visit he and his wife, attend the graduation, and see Chicago minus the freezing temperatures. We were out in February – me, his siblings, and his mom and her boyfriend – to surprise him for his birthday (watch […]
Let me make a disclaimer right at the beginning of this. I do not believe in the mystical, metaphysical, spiritual, or cosmic connection to find, free, call, discover, etc. your “voice” as a writer or artist. I do not believe we “manifest” our reality. I see no need or wisdom in the Law of Attraction […]
Who is allowed in the conversation? The other day I was live-streaming on Facebook – doing one of my intermittent, “S is for Song” streams. It’s me, typically in my office, with a guitar, performing three songs, usually originals. I enjoy doing it and have been asked by some listeners to do them more often. […]
I’m working on some music bookings – both solo and with my band, Arrogant Sage. I’ve been distracted with a few things – consulting projects and launching an e-class. More on this later. But, for giggles, I put my phone on the mixer stand at rehearsal last Sunday. I recorded a few songs this way. […]