His recently released self-titled EP, recorded at Adelaide’s legendary Mixmasters Studio with Mick Wordley, draws comparisons with Shane Howard, Neil Murray, Whiskeytown and Sturgill Simpson. Soulful vocals, compelling story telling and rich arrangements, the authenticity of Matt’s journey and songwriting cuts through in both his live and recorded performances.
Backed by his superb band The Rising Sons, Matt’s striking stage presence and energy enrich his ability to articulate genuine and evocative snapshots of places he’s been, the stories he’s witnessed and the intriguing life he’s led. In the delivery of his songs, Matt strives to evoke raw emotion from his audiences to ensure they too are taken on their own journey from the heartland of Australia to the broken hearts and minds of the desperate and lonely. His strong country music influences, combined with the drive, energy and catchy hooks of late 70s Australian rock, meld into an uncommon soundtrack of heart-worn Australian highways and west-texan dive bars.
It’s a little country, a little rock, and Matt’s acoustic tracks provide an insight into the most intimate moments of a genuine Australian songwriter.
|November 2, 2017 7:20 pm||Americana Showcase|