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November update 


I'm back in action with a few gigs coming up:

November 7th I'll be at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint in Medford, MA from 8-10. 

November 11th - I'll be at The C Note on Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA for a benefit for Musicians for Opiate Awareness. I'm on early (2:30 p.m.). Doors are at 1:00 and it's a great lineup of music. For more info, visit

I'll be adding more dates here in the coming weeks.



October dates 

Hello there!

I had a great time chatting with Chuck and Ronnie at their Above the Basement podcast recently. You can click here to listen. The interview runs about forty-five minutes and I also perform a couple of songs on acoustic. 

I'm back in action with a few gigs over the next week or so:

I'm be at Askew in Providence, Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 16th. Music starts at 6 p.m. I'm on around 7:15. For more info, visit

The next night (Thursday, October 17th), I'm at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint from 6-8 in Medford, MA. For more info, visit

On October 24th, I'll be at the Galactic Theatre in Bristol, R.I. Music starts at 9 p.m. For more info, visit 

The album, Bruisable Heart, is now available everywhere. To listen, click here








Album Release this weekend 

I’ll be going into a bit of a musical hibernation after this weekend. However, this Saturday, I’ll be releasing my new album Bruisable Heart. This is sort of a fun story. Eighteen years ago this weekend, Beth and I went on our first date. We met at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge shortly before that when we were both playing in bands and she’s generally tolerated me ever since. This Saturday night (9/28), she’ll be playing bass with me at the same Lizard Lounge, a room I don’t think I’ve played since around 2003. We would love to see some old and new friends. I’ve played a zillion gigs these past few years but the album releases are special ones. For those that don’t get to see local live music much, the Lizard Lounge is one of the great rooms to see music in New England. We’re playing early (9 p.m.), the doors are at 8:00. They have great food there and it’s a great night of music that includes OldJack and The I Want You. I hope you can join us. Tickets are only $10, it’s 21+ and tickets be purchased in advance at this link

A few quick updates 

I had an opportunity to perform on NBC's Nashville affiliate WSMV's morning show "Today in Nashvile". I performed the title track from my new album "Bruisable Heart". Click below to listen.

There's a nice write-up by Jay Miller in the Patriot Ledger about the music life I'm currently living. You can read it here

Also, this week (September 11th through the 17th), I'm the featured artist on the Facebook page of Dark Horse Music Review. I'll be doing an online concert on their Facebook page on Monday, September 16th at 9 p.m. EST. You can watch it by clicking here. 


Summer Update Part 2: 

Really great write of the new album from Gatehouse Media's Peter Chianca. "What ultimately makes “Bruisable Heart” such a success, though, isn’t just the resonance of York’s hardscrabble characters but rather how well York marries the keenly observant nature of his songwriting with an appealing southern rock sensibility. Every track on the album is an eminently listenable song that more than stands alone. But like on Springsteen’s “Nebraska” or Johnny Cash’s “American Recordings,” you’re left feeling like they all take place in the same troubled world, and that you’re lucky to have been allowed into it".You can read the full review by clicking here

The album release will take place on September, 28th at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA (just outside Harvard Square on Mass. Ave). We' ll on early in the night (around 9ish) and will be playing as part of OldJack's Last Saturdays residency. This is a full band show and it's exciting for me, as I'll have my wife playing bass. She and I actually met at a gig we played together at the Lizard eighteen years ago. Should be pretty cool.

Lots of shows coming up.

Thanks for stopping by.


Summer days! 

I've added a few more gigs in the coming months. The album release will be taking place on Saturday, September 28th at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge as part of OldJack's Last Saturdays. I'll be doing a full band set at 9 p.m. More info on that soon. If you are on Spotify, please be sure to follow me on there so that you get music updates and receive notifications when I'm playing in your town or putting out new music.To follow me, click here.Matt York on Spotify

I had a chance to go in-studio w/ John Shea on 95.9. FM's Almost Famous Radio program. I spoke and performed for about an hour with John. I played some new songs on acoustic and chatted about the album. You can listen to it here Matt York on Almost Famous


Summer Update 

A few updates:

This coming Saturday (July 27th), I'll be in Newport, Rhode Island as part of Old Jack's Newport Nights. It's a great lineup of music and I'm on early in the night. Advanced tickets be purchased here. The show is at Diego's Barrio Cantina located at 116 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island.  

August 4th: I'll be at the Town Green in Pembroke along with the terrific Charlie Marie. It's an all-ages, outdoor show for the low, low price of free. The Town Green is located at 300 Center Street in Pembroke, Massachusetts.The music starts at 6 p.m.

August 5th: I'll be the featured local artist on the Homegrown Music Showcase on 92.5 the River. Tune in at 10 p.m. to listen. You can also listen online at 

August 7th: I'll be opening for the great John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band in Plymouth, MA. It's also an all-ages, outdoor show for the low, low price of free. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and takes place right near the historic Plymouth Rock in Plymouth Memorial Park. For more info, visit

August 18th: I'll be performing at the 23rd annual Green Harbor Roots Festival at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. For more info, visit

Thanks for your support!

More press on new album 

A really nice write-up/preview of the upcoming record Bruisable Heart by Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram.that you can check out here

Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald chose “Going Crazy” as one of summer songs of 2019. You can read the article here  

Billy Copeland Music News also gave the album a great write-up that you can read here.  


My next gig is Saturday, June 29th at The Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, R.I. opening for the excellent Christine Ohlman. More info on the shows page.



June and beyond 

The new single "Going Crazy" is out now. You can listen to it here (or click on the picture below). The album itself will come out in early August. 

I'm back in action with a pair of shows in June. First up, I'm at the Bridgewater Music Alley opening for Will Dailey on Thursday, June 27th at 5 p.m. This is a a free outdoor show. 

On Saturday, June 29th, I'll be opening up for the awesome Christine Ohlman on Saturday, June 29th at The Knickerbocker Music Center in beautiful Westerly, Rhode Island. For more info and/or to purchase advanced tickets, click here.

Some advance praise for the new album “Bruisable Heart” 

Velvety - After two successful albums, Boston, Texas (2016) and Between The Bars (2017), the Boston composer and singer Matt York returns with his talented alternative country proposal and a new album, Bruisable Heart (2019), from which he shares another gem of the genre, Permanent Crush , a hymn for the working class with echoes of Bruce Springsteen or Townes Van Zandt that adds to its lyrical sense a powerful acoustic melody, as well as an honest and irreproachable attitude.

Global Texas Chronicles – With the haunting and eager lyric sensibilities of Noel Gallagher’s “Wonderwall” and delivered in an earnest timeless alt-country vocal. Produced by Thomas Wenzl, this track finds York at his best. Edging ever closer to the heights of songwriters like Lukas Nelson and Justin Townes Earle. If you’re into distinctive song construction, this is for you.

The Lowell Spin – It has to be asked: Why hasn’t UML alum Matt York taken off on a national scale in the same way that less compelling singer-songwriters have? (Looking at you, Ed Sheeran.) His latest single, “Permanent Crush” is the former of the two, with just a little bit of Bruce Springsteen working class flavor sprinkled atop. It’s a regular Joe folk rock anthem that’s not much seen in modern music anymore, with anthemic bar-singalong guitars, a shuffling fall dance beat, and York’s own husky vocals, which harkens to the likes of Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and just a little bit of Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. An acoustic ditty that’s got a bit more punch than your average campfire singalong, short and simple, but sweet and solemn in that simplicity. Global Texas Chronicles – With the haunting and eager lyric sensibilities of Noel Gallagher’s “Wonderwall” and delivered in an earnest timeless alt-country vocal. Produced by Thomas Wenzl, this track finds York at his best. Edging ever closer to the heights of songwriters like Lukas Nelson and Justin Townes Earle. If you’re into distinctive song construction, this is for you.  

Americana UK – “A gutsy roots-rocker” 

GigSoup - Boston’s Matt York writes the kind of songs that feel like they’ve been a part of your life forever. With a comfortingly familiar, rootsy sound steeped in Alt Country and the kind of loose-but-sincere 80s indie rock that The Replacements made famous, he’s been picking up plaudits for his albums and playing live all over the USA.

Vanyaland - The Boston musician’s latest track, a chilling acoustic number dealing in stone cold honesty about the struggles of addiction, is a stark reminder of our current epidemic.

Worcester Telegram – It’s a lot to process, in a lot of ways, but York’s simple, heartfelt melody carries with it so much heartache that it’s hard not to be moved. 

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