Matt Rayhill

I’m so sad to say that a friend of mine, Matt Rayhill, died on January 5, 2011 from brain cancer.  Matt was an incredibly talented musician, singer and songwriter.  I am honored to have been able to work with him creatively, and am proud to have been able to call him a friend.  He will be greatly missed.

Matt and his wife Nancy played at the first show I ever put on at my studio.  It was a pretty raucous night, but I remember when Matt played he silenced the audience.  He had a powerful voice and wrote simple, but beautiful songs.  I recorded the show that night, but never had listened to it.  When I heard he was sick, I was going to mix it down and give it to him as a gift, but I never got the chance.  I’ve posted Matt’s whole set that can be downloaded for free at  My favorite songs are Coffee and Somebody Loves You.  Please check it out and pass it on to others.

Here’s the link:


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