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!
“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.
Matt York, Mug and Eleanor Elektra
Full band (acoustic set)
The Tuneful Brew Coffeehouse is located at 842 Tremont Street, in the hall of First Parish Church. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Children 12 and under are free.