Other Side of Goodbye

January 14th, 2022

While most folks were heading off to dig into their Thanksgiving feasts, I, along with my good pal Chris Kirby running the buttons, sat down and recorded 12 tracks in my studio with just me and my guitar. I’ve been wanting to do a recording like this for quite a while now and this felt like the right time to do it.

Some of my favourite moments on stage are when the room gets quiet and I get to slow things down a bit. That’s what this album is all about. These songs came from writing sessions with some great friends. Some I’ve been sitting on for a while, waiting for the right project and some came from how I’ve been feeling lately.

The first song we’re releasing is a co-write with my neighbour from the next town over, Terra Spencer. We wrote this together about a year ago. A good bit of heartbreak is always a must on any album and this song fills the slot nicely.

Listen to ‘Other Side of Goodbye’ Now

We’ll be releasing the full album on March 4. I’m looking forward to finally being able to get back on the road and bring these songs to you live.

Until then, stay safe and take care of each other.
Matt

The Snowman’s Ball

October 27th, 2021

Hang your mistletoe and stock up on milk and cookies. We’re taking The Snowman’s Ball on the road! The topper on the tree is special guests Reeny Smith and Fortunate Ones. C’mon out and get yer holly jolly on!

Tickets are available here!

Take Me Back

September 27th, 2019

Sharing the road with two of my heroes was an amazing experience. I grew up listening to both Steve and Marty, playing along to their albums cranked on the stereo. We drove 20,000 miles over the summer and I loved every minute of it. Here’s a little peek at what our days were like as the tour came to a close.

Halfway Home by Morning available now!

March 22nd, 2019
Hey folks,
Here we are, international release day for Halfway Home by Morning. There are a number of feelings that come to the surface when it’s time to release a new project. In my younger days, it meant wondering if people would like it, will radio play it, did l make the right decisions, will it get nominated? This time around, there is none of that. I am massively proud of what is on this album and nothing but excited to be able to share it. I went into the studio with the goal of making a recording that I would love and that was free from the restraint that worrying about how it will be received can bring. I feel as good listening to this record now as I did when we were laying down the tracks. It’s full of the joy and energy that was in that room.
Turn it up loud and turn it up often.
-Matt

Quarter On The Ground (A Song For Uncle Joe)

February 7th, 2019

My uncle Joe was the uncle who was always stopping in for a visit or calling on the phone. After he passed away, one of his brothers said that he wished he could talk on the phone with Joe just once more. While I was in Nashville recording the new album, we had The McCrary Sisters in to do some singing. I thought as a surprise for my mum I would record the song with them singing so she could have a proper recording of it. I never intended for this song to end up on the album but my manager convinced me otherwise. I got the chance to make this video a few weeks ago in Nashville. I love getting to sing with The McCrarys. Sitting across from them and their harmonies is a sound to behold.