"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
Next week, Wednesday, October 4th, I’m speaking at the Challenger Networking Group LA’s monthly meeting. I’ve given this presentation a few times the past couple of months. I enjoy it because it is a free-flowing, no audio/visuals, off-the-cuff series of anecdotes and audience interaction. Here is a promo image I created. Also, here is a […]
“Boxes are for holding things, minds are for exploring things.” Throw Away The Box: Origins During a business presentation in Phoenix several years ago, an attendee asked this question during the Q & A. “What did you do with your kids and what did your parents do to make you, and them, think so far […]
A bit over a week ago, I hosted Emiko at my house. It had been awhile since we had hosted a house concert and since she was on of my first performers, it was fitting to have her back. She brought her band – filling half the living room with people and the entire house, […]
“Nobody tells you when you get born here How much you’ll come to love it” Rich Mullin’s, Land of my Sojourn. Last night, around 9pm, I walked up the hill. I was looking out at Los Angeles when I noticed motion in the sky above me. Looking up, I watched as our owl (I am […]
Family Man © 2017 – Matthew Moran/Arrogant Sage Music A simple acoustic recording I did the morning I wrote it. Download here: (right-click/save as) or listen below. VERSE 1: Tip tip tapping on the office door, daddy let me in Holding a teddy bear, a bottle and a blanket, it’s edges wearing thin I bend down […]
This was initially published in The Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal – from my perspective column – back in 2001-ish. The advice still holds up! Sort of cool, the writer for the same column a week prior was Jack Welch. I always like this article because I wrote about my youngest (now 18) coming into […]