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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

Thanks!

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 www.theriverboston.com. 

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 http://projectarts.com/

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

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. 

Spring update 

Have you been interested in hearing me do that music thing I do, but wish you could just watch me do it on PBS instead of traveling to some club or small theater? Well friends.... that opportunity has arrived. I had the chance to chat w/ the awesome Brick Briscoe for his new TV show Any Road TV along with a few other Boston performers (Abbie Barrett, Nate Leavitt and Dan Nicklin). I'm on at the 15 minute mark but I really enjoyed the whole episode, it was a lot of fun to be a part of. You just click on the picture below to watch it.

I'm looking forward to returning to The Outlaw Roadshow this coming Saturday, April 27th at Exhibit A Brewing Company in Framingham, Massachusetts. For more info on the show, click the sign below.

Had a couple of nice write-ups this month regarding the new single "Permanent Crush", including one from Spain. I don't speak Spanish, so I'm just assuming that when I read the words Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt, they were comparing me favorably to those people. If you speak Spanish and they weren't saying that, lets just keep that to your self : ) You can figure that out by clicking here

There's also a premiere of "Permanent Crush" in Vents Magazine that you can read here.

Not sure a lot of shows in May/early June but a couple of things that will likely be added soon. If you haven't had a chance, please check out my new single wherever you stream music at this link.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Update 

I'm starting off the month of April with a return to Askew in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, April 4th. I'm on early and it's a great bill that also includes Sasquatch and the Jamie Craighead Duo. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/254260438843840/

I then head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a handful of shows at the 3rd Street Songwriters Festival. Visit https://thirdstreetsongwritersfestival.com/ for the line-up and schedule (I'm playing 3 or 4 times I believe).

I'm then waltzing across Texas to perform at the historic Hole in the Wall in downtown Austin. For more info, please visit https://www.holeinthewallaustin.com/

More spring dates have been added as well.

Photo credit: Anton Anderson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New single "Permanent Crush" is out. 

Check out the new single "Permanent Crush" here and check out a couple of recent reviews of it below.

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" - Lowell Spin 

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 http://globaltexanchronicles.com/permanent-crush/

 

Feb/March update 

Hello!

After a few weeks of resting up and finishing up the album, I'll be ramping things up in March.

Upcoming Shows

March 5th (Tuesday) - I'll be performing at Strange Brew Pub (my first time there) in Norwich, CT. For more info, visit  https://www.facebook.com/strangebrewpub

March 15th (Friday) The Waylon in New York City. For more info, visit www.thewaylon.com

March 23rd (Saturday) The Eastham Library Winter Concert Series in Eastham, MA (For more info visit here)

March 24th (Sunday) For the Sake of the Song at Blue in Portland, Maine. For more info, visit https://portcityblue.com/

In early April, I'll be making a short swing through Texas and Louisiana. More info on that soon.

Finally, I'll be releasing a new single. The song is called "Permanent Crush" and is coming out in mid-March. If you use Spotify or other streaming services, be sure to follow me to get notified when the song is available.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

                                                                         (Live at Two Old Hippies in Nashville, Tennessee, January, 2019)

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The Rat Beach Party

The C Note, 159 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA

Former bands and Rat veteran musicians come together in the spirit of reunion and continuity pledged to rock n' roll! Proceeds from the event go to the Hull High School Music Department, with emphasis for funding special needs musical students.

The fruits of our efforts are playing off as the Hull High band went to Washington DC for a competition and came home with the gold medal; one of the high school bands who participate in our annual event made it to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame High School Rock-Off Finals held in Cleveland, Ohio; and Hull High student was selected to perform in The Massachusetts All-State Band. The Hull High band performs at The C-Note under the name Shipwrecked!