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/


The broken trophy 

I was happy to receive the New England Country Music Organization's "2016 Traditional Country Songwriter of the Year" award for my song "I"m Back". I was unable to attend the awards show and received the trophy in the mail yesterday. Unfortunately, when I was taking the trophy out of packaging and cracked the top of it. While my album certainly isn't a traditional country album, that track is. You can listen to it here. http://mattyorkboston.bandcamp.com/track/im-back


Latest update 

There's a nice write-up in Red Line Roots on the new song/video. You can check it out here . I've got a few shows coming up.

July 30th (Private Function)

August 3rd (Thursday) - The Met, Pawtucket, RI. Full band. All ages, we're on around 10 p.m.

August 7th (Sunday) - Playing the legendary Bitter End in Greenwich Village

Latest update 

There's a really great review it today's Worcester Telegram that was written by Victor Infante that discusses the Boston, Texas release. You can check it out here http://www.telegram.com/article/20160714/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160719584.  

I'll be at Tavern at the End of the World tomorrow night (Saturday) doing the full-band thing along with The Bitter Bastids. Music starts around 9:30 and we're on about 11 p.m. The Tavern is the located at 108 Cambridge Street in Charlestown (just over the Somerville line).  

I'm excited to be playing this year's Boston Arts Festival which will take place on Saturday, September 10th at Columbus Park in the North End. I'll have more info on that in the coming weeks. Lastly, if you haven't seen the video for my new tune "On My Own", you can check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4038oN-ZIw


Video Premiere and Summer News 

Just a quick music update. Recently the lovely Beth York directed a video for a new song that I recently recorded. Today, the Boston Herald is premiering the video on their website. Check it out by clicking here. You can also view it on YouTube. For those of you from the Pembroke area, you'll likely recognize a few of the faces in the video (literally everybody in the video is from Pembroke). If you like the song, you can download an MP3 of it for free at https://soundcloud.com/wideiris/on-my-own. 

I just played down at the beautiful Truro Vineyards last night and have several shows coming up (see below).  

Thanks and enjoy your summer, 

Upcoming Shows: 

July 12th - Midway Cafe in J.P. (solo) with Boketto (album release), Violet Kairos and Jason Layne and Sunken Armada 
July 16th - Tavern at the End of the World (Boston) with Bitter Bastids 
August 4th - The Met Cafe (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) 
August 7th - The Bitter End (Greenwich Village, NYC) 
September 3rd - Acoustic Nights at the Hedge House Lawn (Plymouth) with Jake Hill

News, reviews and more 

This past weekend, we filmed scenes for a new  video. It's being directed by the lovely, talented Emmy Award winning wife of mine. It's for a new track that I just recently recorded at Seasound Audio in Plymouth with Mark Bryant once again producing. We're looking forward to putting it out soon.

This week the full band will be visiting Night Train Sessions to shoot some live videos with them. Be sure to follow their YouTube station for info.

I have a little break in playing gigs and then a busy summer. On Wednesday, July 6th, I'll be playing at the beautiful Truro Vineyards as part of their W.A.A.M. nights series. Tickets are $40 and include wines from their vineyards, farm to table appetizers, artwork on display/for sale and me playing a couple of sets solo acoustic. For more info/tickets, visit https://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/events-calendar/

On July 12th I'll be at the Midway Café in Jamaica Plain (solo acoustic) and July 16th I'll be full-band at the Tavern at the End of the World in Charlestown

Really nice write-up and interview in the German online magazine Global Texan Chronicles of the new album. http://globaltexanchronicles.com/matt-york-boston-texas/


Summer Happenings 

We had a great time at the Dover Music Fest last weekend. On Tuesday, June 21st at 4 p.m. I'll be part of the Make Music Boston showcase which is "a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public". I'll be playing at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain. For more info, visit www.makemusicboston.org.

In recent weeks, I've been recording some new tunes at Seasound Audio in Plymouth with Mark Bryant who produced the Boston, Texas album. Later this month, I'll begin shooting videos for a few of the new tunes including a video that will be directed by my wife Beth and that will include several friends of ours. We're hoping to have that completed about a month from now.

Summer Update 

This Saturday, I'm looking forward to doing a full band show at the Dover Music Festival in Dover, Massachusetts. They'll have a beer truck, BBQ and live music beginning at 2 p.m. We're on at 5 p.m.

Later this month, I'll be taking part in the Make Music Boston Series at the Jamaica Pond of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. I'll be playing solo at 4 p.m. 

Later this summer, I'll be returning to New York City to the playing the legendary Bitter End in Greenwich Village on Sunday, August 7th. 

We're also planning on shooting a video for a new song that we just recorded. Hoping to release that later this summer as well. 


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