Here is what people are saying about Matt Ray!
"Matt Ray’s music feels like Woody Guthrie, Leo Kottke, and Dock Boggs brainstormed dry humor, wry smiles, and how the majority of the profound is found within life’s simplicities. In the rear-view, the wave crest of a half-decade-plus of very skilled, earnest explorations of old-time, roots, Folk, and Bluegrass traditions brought front and center by popular, contemporary bands. While hindsight seems to cause those great offerings to gel into one musical entity, Northeast Minnesota’s Matt Ray offers a style that, now, and through it all, stakes out a delightful uniqueness while leaving those musical traditions nearly unscathed." – C. Pulkrabek
““Some of these songs are the kind you want to sit on the front porch and play, along with a bunch of friends..some you just want to have playing in the background as you work on mindless tasks..the music gives your mind a place to go….see him when he's playing in your area!””- Weekly Musician
““More authentic then an leather football helmet!” –”- KAXE - 91.7FM
"“Music for a city park on a summer evening”- Altcountry.nl
““The songs of Matt Ray strike your imagination because of the changing and inventive use of imagery and melody””- Rootstime.be
““A perfect example of authentic sound on the Iron Range is Matt Ray””- Douglas MacRostie