Honest Man recap + Summer Dates!

June 22nd, 2016

Hi All,

A huge thanks to all of you that came out to the shows on the Honest Man tour so far. The fellas and I had a blast rolling coast to coast and back again. Check out the clip below from monitor man Duane. We covered a whole lot of ground on this tour, more than I ever have before:

Home now and just wrapping up a bit of down time before I hit the road again. So many shows I’m excited for coming up this summer. I’ll be getting on stage to open again for Buddy Guy and Beth Hart and also, for the first time, get to share the stage with Martin Sexton and Bruce Hornsby. Lots of great festivals coming up as well. My guitar and I will be making our way to Vancouver Island Folk Fest, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Canmore Folk Fest and CHIRP. Of course I’ll be joining up with my Bona Fide brethren for the Area 506 Fest, the Rhythm and Roots fest in Rhode Island, Harvest Jazz and Blues, making our first appearance at TURF and even finding ourselves in Vegas for the Big Blues Bender. All kinds of chances to take in some sounds.

Also be sure to check out the merch table as we head out this summer. We’ve got some new great shirts, hoodies and a very cool, one of a kind run of handmade leather pouches.

I’m heading out to give the lawn a trim before the rain.

May the mosquitos be scarce and your BBQ tanks stay full this summer.

See you on the road,

Honest man release day, Last Surrender video, tour dates

February 26th, 2016

Hi All,

Today marks the official release of Honest Man. A huge thanks to you all for the great responses to the tracks we’ve released so far. I’m excited for you to hear the whole thing. As you read this, it’s now available internationally from Apple iTunes and Music, plus my official store on vinyl, CD and digital. Beyond that, check for it wherever music is sold: Amazon for CD and Vinyl, Spotify, and hopefully your favourite local retailer too.

You may have seen a few of the videos I shot with The Mellotones at The Sonic Temple, but here is another instalment of this series as of today — watch ‘Last Surrender’ here:

Today is show number 10 of our 66 date tour. We’ve been having a blast playing the new songs for everybody. Big thanks to all of you who have made it out to give us a listen. The Bona Fide are really starting to cook and are blowing people away. It’s a real treat to have them up on the stage with me. We’ve still got lots of road to go. Check out the dates and come on out if ya can. You’ll be full of smiles.

See you on the road,
Matt & the Bona Fide

Let’s Get Back Video / Tour Dates

February 5th, 2016

Hey All,

As we’re gearing up to hit the road to release my new album “Honest Man” I thought I’d drop a line to let you all know what’s going on.

Feb 16th we start the tour on the Canadian West Coast. For the first time in years, I’m going to be hitting the road with a band. My long time drummer buddy Geoff Arsenault, Monkey Junk frontman Steve Marriner and St. John’s own funk ambassador Chris Kirby make up “The Bona Fide”. The guys are all heavy players, it’s going to be a treat to be hitting the stage with these fellas.

Check out the dates here to see when we’ll be near you… we’ve added dates in Quebec, Omaha and San Antonio just this week. We’ll have copies of the new album available at all shows along with a bunch of new goodies on the merch table. If you’d like to get a copy of the new album before we get to your town, you can still pre-order a signed copy here. Speaking of the website, we’ve given my cyber home a face lift. If you look at the top of this post, it’s been christened with the brand new video of the tune “Let’s Get Back” from the new record! Performed with some of The Mellotones, my favourite big band in town.

You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and for all you Instagrammers I am now part of the fold, you can expect out of focus pictures of food and awkward moments on the bus as the tour unfolds.

That’s about it for now. I hope the winter hasn’t been to hard on you all. Spring is a coming and the wheels will be rolling!

See you on the road,

Honest Man, available February 26, 2016!

December 15th, 2015

Hi all,

I’ve been giddy just thinking about the news I have for you today: my new album Honest Man will be available from True North Records on February 26, 2016.

CD pre-orders are up here and I’ll be signing a limited number of the first bunch! You’ll also get the first single ‘Let’s Get Back’ delivered right away, but if you simply want to have a listen, Paste Magazine has just premiered it:

Thanks to all of you who put my music in your homes, I hope you enjoy the new racket. Tour dates for the Winter & Spring are already lining up on the tour page if you can make it out to a show! See you on the road.

Summer Tour Dates

June 25th, 2015

Hey All,

Summer has finally landed here at home and that means it’s time for me to hit the road.

So many shows that I’m excited for coming up in the next while. I start off with opening for one of my favs Gregg Allman then making my way for the Saskatoon Jazz Fest with The Mellotones to headline the MainStage. Not a bad way to kick start my summer.

All kinds of new places and a few spots that I’ll be making a return. I can’t wait.

Check out the tour page to see when I’ll be landing near you.

Keep the BBQ fires lit. See you on the road.