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February Update 

Thanks to Country 102.5 and Carolyn Kruse for making me their Local Artist of the Week. Click here to watch/hear two new songs that I recorded when I visited with them and an interview. I’ll be playing this Sunday night 2/16, opening for Nashville’s excellent Eliot Bronson at @theporchsouthern in Medford, MA. I’m on around 7 p.m. followed by Eliot.

I had a great time in New York playing some gigs. After this weekend's show, I'll be off for a few weeks. I'll be in Texas and Louisiana in March though. More info on that coming soon!

January Update 

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by. I'll be all over the place in 2020. Later this month, I'll be at The Porch in Medford, MA, The Shrine in Harlem, NY and The Waylon just outside of Times Square. For more info, head over to my shows page.

I'm also back in the studio and will be adding a bunch of gigs in the coming weeks. If you have an interest in booking me for a gig or to do a house concert, please shoot me an email at Also, if you haven't had a chance to check out the new album, Bruisable Heart, you can do so by visiting the music page. It's all available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora. 




December Update 

iThanks for all the support in 2019. It’s been a busy year. I performed in eleven states ranging from northern Maine to Austin, Texas. Have more travels planned for 2020 as well. 

Merry Christmas!

First off, I was excited to have my album, Bruisable Heart, including on's List of Best Albums of 2019. They wrote "On his latest sad masterpiece, the Pembroke singer-songwriter applies his easygoing, rambling style to characters grappling with lost love, the specter of addiction and a general inability to deal with the commitments that go along with having a stable life. It’s heavy stuff, but fortunately York marries the keenly observant nature of his songwriting with an appealing country-rock sensibility. Every track on the album is an eminently listenable on its own, even if it feels like they all take place in the same troubled world". You can read the article here

I’m finishing up 2019 with a show at the awesome Galactic Theatre in Bristol, R.I. on December 19th at 9 p.m. I played the Galactic recently for the first time and I can see why so many people love playing there. It’s a great room. 

I’ll have a couple of weeks off over the holidays and then will be back in action with gigs in R.I., Massachusetts and New York City in January. 

I’m running a special on t-shirts and CDs. For $25, you can get a t-shirt and a copy of the new Bruisable Heart album. That includes free shipping anywhere in the United States. If you’re interested, either Venmo me at @mattyorkboston or PayPal Also include shirt color/size and shipping address and I’ll get it right out to you. Any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at 

Thanks again and hope to see you at a show soon!





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


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