“You have to have smarts and heart to turn the same three chords Buddy Holly used into something fresh. On Matt York’s “Boston, Texas,” the singer-songwriter uses basic building blocks — Holly’s chords, Hank Williams’ swagger, Steve Earle’s boozy wisdom, Paul Westerberg’s straight-up-drunk wisdom — to construct an album of beauty, optimism and heartbreak. York came up with indie rock notables Wide Iris around the turn of the century, but has been out of the game for a while. He doesn’t seem rusty. The lead track “Big Fan of Why” has him charging into aces roadhouse rockabilly. “Let’s Go to the Beach” adds snarl and strut to the affair. “Tomorrows” draws a line between ’70s country rock and Northampton indie I didn’t know could be drawn. These songs have so much life and pathos, I can’t imagine the kind of power they would have live. Thankfully, I don’t need to speculate. York celebrates the release of “Boston, Texas” this weekend” - Jed Gottlieb. Boston Herald, January, 2016.

Fall shows 

September was a very busy month. We've got a few weeks off and then are back at it. On October 19th we'll be playing the Middle East Café along with Eleanor Elektra and Mug. We'll also be heading back to NYC (first time w/ a full band) in October. We'll have more details on that soon. It's also shaping up to be a busy November. Thanks for your support!

Midway this weekend 

We had a great time as part of the Outlaw Roadshow down in Nashville, TN. We made some new friends and really enjoyed our time down there. We've been playing all over the place in recent weeks and the final show of September will be at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. We're on at 10:15 and are part of a great bill with Rick Berlin, Steve Walther and What Time Is It Mr. Fox. This show is 21+. The Midway is on Washington Street in J.P. right by Doyle's restaurant. We don't have another weekend show in the greater Boston area planned for a while so we hope you can join us.


The Outlaw Roadshow - Nashville 

The full band is headed to Nashville to take part of The Outlaw Roadshow. The festival will be taking place between Thursday and Saturday (Sept. 15th - 17th) and we're playing on Saturday night. Shows are being held at both the Mercy Lounge and Hi Watt (which are part of the same building). We still don't have set time or which room we're playing but will update that soon. This should be a blast. For more info visit www.theoutlawroadshow.com.

Show this week 

This week I'll be at the Narrow Center for the Arts in Fall River on Thursday night and the Boston Arts Festival on Saturday afternoon which is taking place  in Columbus Park in Boston. Also, if you'd like to help me spread the word about shows and more, please join my mailing list by clicking the link on the side of the page. Thanks!


Busy September 

Had a fun week doing two very different shows. Thanks so much to the folks at Improv Boston in Cambridge for having me as their guest tonight. It was a very fun and funny night and I really enjoyed it. It was definitely different than anything that I had done on a stage before. Check them out at http://www.improvboston.com/. Also thanks to Brewster Productions of having me as part of the Acoustic Nights Music Series on the Plymouth Waterfront. It was a beautiful spot to play a gig. 

This week I'll be at the Narrow Center for the Arts in Fall River on Thursday night and the Boston Arts Festival which is in Columbus Park in Boston. 


The latest 

I should have a pretty awesome announcement regarding a show that we'll be playing in September soon. Just waiting on some final details of it. In the meantime, I have a boatload of shows coming up in September. Next Thursday (September 1st), I'll be taking part in the Improv Boston MainStage Spotlight Series in Cambridge. This really isn't a show as much as me presumably making a complete fool out of myself. I will perform a song, do a Q&A and possibly act in a skit. Again, this probably won't go well but more info can be found at http://www.improvboston.com/shows/mainstage

On September 3rd, I'll be playing an acoustic show outdoors at the Plymouth, MA waterfront as part of Brewster Productions' Acoustic Nights Summer Series. For more information, visit http://brewsterproductions.com/concertseries/

On September 8th, I'll be playing a short solo set at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River which is a beautiful venue on the South Coast.

On September 10th, we'll be doing the full band thing at the Boston Arts Festival which is taking place at Columbus Park in the North End. That should be an awesome show. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. I don't have a set time yet but will update this page once I do http://www.celebrateboston.com/boston-arts-festival.htm

That's the beginning of September, we have a few more things planned later in the month that I'll post about soon.


Here's a video we did recently with Night Train Sessions for an unreleased track called "I'm All Done".



We had a great time with Anngelle Wood on WZLX 101.7 FM's Boston Emissions Summer Sessions this past weekend. Our song "On My Own" was #3 on the Boston Emissions countdown. You can vote by clicking on this link to keep it in the top 3. http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2016/08/15/be81416/

We have a couple of weeks off from gigs and then a jam packed September. Info on the September gigs are on the right hand side of this page. 

WZLX Summer Series this Sunday 

Doing the full band thing this Sunday night in studio on WZLX 101.7 FM's Boston Emissions w/ Anngelle Wood at 10 p.m. We'll be playing a short set and talking w/ Anngelle Tune in on 101.7 FM on your radio dial or listen in online at http://wzlx.cbslocal.com.

I had a good time in NYC playing at the Bitter End. We got some audio from the soundboard there and I'll be posting some of that in the weeks ahead. This song was recorded there this past Sunday. https://soundcloud.com/wideiris/love-you-the-same-live

August update 

Here's a new video from the Night Train Sessions that we did. This is a newer song that hasn't been recorded in the studio yet.

We've got two out of state shows this week. We'll be with full band in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at the Bitter End this Thursday, August 4th. It's an all-ages show and we're on at 9:30. On Sunday, I'll be playing solo in NYC at The Bitter End on Bleecker Street. Doors are at  7 p.m. and I'm on at 8:30. This is also all ages.

On Sunday, August 14th we'll be playing in-studio at 100.7 FM WZLX's Boston Emissions Summer Concert Series. You can listen live on the old radio dial or listen online at http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/


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