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Winter update 

I had a great time down in Nashville and Indiana. January was a busy month with a bunch of gigs and travel. I'll be taking a break for much of February. I'll be making one stop in my hometown of Foxboro, MA to perform at the Boyden Library for their Winter Songwriter Series and then will be ramping things back up in March. Click on the Shows tab for details.

I'll soon be releasing a new track called Permanent Crush. If you don't follow me on Spotify, you can do so by clicking here. You'll get a notification from them as soon as the song is available.

Thanks

 

Busy January 

Looking forward to kicking off 2019 at one of my favorite bars, Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge, MA. I'll be opening for Ireland's Pat Byrne. Pat won the Irish edition of The Voice a few years back and is touring the U.S. I'll have Nick Zaino supporting me on guitar/harp. The show is Thursday, January 3rd. I'm on at 10 p.m. It's 21+ and $10 at the door. For more info, visit www.atwoodstavern.com.

After that, I'll be traveling to Westerly, R.I. to open up for the always excellent Christine Ohlman at The Knickerbocker Music Center on Saturday, January 12th. I'm then headed south for a couple of shows in Nashville and one in Evansville, Indiana. For more info, click on the Shows tab.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

 

 

New video/Gigs this week. 

If you haven't had a chance to check it out, my new video for "I Lost My Baby to the Needle" is up on YouTube. You can also now listen to on Spotify, ITunes and most streaming services.

I've got two shows this week. I'll be traveling down to Woodbury, Connecticut to open a show put on by Conn Artists. Headlining the bill is Matthew Fowler along w/ Zan and the Winter Folk. The concert is at the Woodbury Brewing Company. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/575184789583427/

On Friday night, I'll be traveling towards Cape Cod the Homeless for the Holidays concert. A great lineup for a great cause. I'm playing at 7 p.m. on Friday night (outdoors). The concert takes place outside of the Bay Motor Inn in Bourne, Massachusetts. For more info, visit https://www.homelessfortheholidays.net/

Thanks for your support

 

Video Premiere 

The video for the first single from my forthcoming album is now up on YouTube. You can view it here. It was directed by my wife Beth. It features a couple (Sammy and Derek) who are both in long-term recovery and working to build a sober home for people battling addiction. The song is called "I Lost My Baby to the Needle Last Night. It's available on Spotify and most streaming services.

 

Toronto Dates 

Looking forward to returning to Canada to play a few shows at Indie Week in Toronto. I'm also finishing up the final touches on a new music video that will be coming out very soon. I've added some New England dates as well. For info on shows, click on the Shows tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Update 

Well, I've played a boatload of shows in recent weeks. I'll be taking a few weeks off and then am heading to Toronto to play a few shows at Indie Week. I'm in the process of finishing a full-length album called Bruisable Heart that I'll be releasing this winter. We'll be shooting the first video for that album soon. I'll also be doing some house concerts. If you are interested in hosting one, please feel free to shoot me an email at mattyorkpembroke@gmail.com. 

A couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to perform at City Winery in New York City as part of their One on One Sessions. I'll be releasing some of the videos from that session in the coming months. Below is one that I did of a great Billy Joe Shaver song that was made famous by Waylon Jennings. It's called "Ride Me Down Easy". I hope you'll take a listen.

Ride Me Down Easy written by Billy Joe Shaver
 

 

 

 

October Dates 

I've got a couple of shows I'm really looking forward to this October.

On Sunday, October 7th, I'll be performing at The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, Rhode Island. I'll be playing at 8 p.m. and it's the low, low price of free. For more info, visit www.knickmusic.com.

On Thursday, October 11th, I'll be opening for Nashville's Nathan Kalish at Askew, in Providence, Rhode Island. Nathan's new record is phenomenal. This show is 18+ and I'm on at 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.askewprov.com.

While I was in NYC last weekend playing some gigs, I recorded a video session of five songs in the cellar of the City Winery in Manhattan. Four of the songs are from my forthcoming album and the 5th one is a cover of the great Billy Joe Shaver song "Ride Me Down Easy". I'll be publishing those videos soon.

I'm heading to Canada for some dates in November, finishing up the new record and making a video for a song here in the coming weeks.

I'll likely be playing less shows during the winter months as I prepare to release the record. However, I'm hoping to book some house concerts. If you think you might be interested in hosting one, please fill out the contact form or connect with me through Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

September Update 

Hello,

One of the busier months I've had is coming up here this September.

 

This weekend, I'll be performing at the South Shore Country Festival at the Marshfield Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 8th. It's a full band show and we're on at 1 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and there will be music all day and night. For more information, visit South Shore Country Festival

On Sunday, September 9th, I'll be playing a solo set at The Boston Arts Festival. The festival is being held at Christopher Columbus Park in downtown Boston. It's free. I'm on at 3 p.m.

On September 12th (Wednesday), I'll be making my first appearance at AS-220 in Providence. The show begins at 7 p.m.

There are bunch of other shows listed on my Events page. Hope to see you in my travels.

 

 

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 

I've had a busy summer and am looking forward to heading south next week to perform at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It'll be my first time visiting/playing in the Smoky Mountains, so I'm anxious to check it out. For more info, you can visit www.smswf.com. The dates and times that I'm playing are listed below. If you know anybody in that area that might be interested in seeing me perform down there, please send them my way.

I'm in the middle of recording a full length album that I'm hoping to share later this year. I'm really happy with how it's coming out.

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