11.17.13 || ep teaser – “it was beautiful”

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11.16.13 || new ep & band

friends, family & fans,

i’ve written 5 new songs with my good friend and cellist greta myers, who hails from middletown, de. we’ve been playing music together for the last year and started writing together late last winter. recording for a 5 song EP began in july and we’re now at the final stages of editing and mixing the project. check out bluegreyserenade.com for updates on the record and details on when and where the release show will be. i’m really proud of this guys, the songs are sounding so good, we produced it ourselves, tracked drums, guitar, cello, and bass in my family room, and have been working our asses off on it. release date is not official, but will likely be beginning to mid january. we can’t wait for you all to hear this one!

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02.05.13 || new show: milkboy ardmore, thurs, march 14, 2013

excited to perform for the first time at milkboy coffee / ardmore. plan on an evening of local music, as there are 2 other artists, TBD, set to play. hope to see you guys there!

- matthew

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12.20.12 || record release thanks

just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who purchased my new EP. i really don’t know how itunes chooses it’s “new and noteworthy” artists, but i believe it was because of y’all really coming out, picking up the songs, and supporting me. if you didn’t catch it, “sycamore” is still featured in the new and noteworthy section on itunes singer/songwriter page. great exposure for the new record!

just a reminder for any northeastern buddies, i’ll be opening for clive on saturday night (12.22) at burlap and bean coffee in newtown square. joining me will be my new friend greta myers, who simply kills it on the cello. doors at 7, show at 8. hope to see you there!

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new show 12/22 @ burlap & bean

 

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the sycamore: wendell berry

in the place that is my own place, whose earth I am shaped in and must bear, there is an old tree growing, a great sycamore that is a wondrous healer of itself. Fences have been tied to it, nails driven into it, hacks and whittles cut in it, the lightning has burned it.

There is no year it has flourished in
that has not harmed it. There is a hollow in it
that is its death, though its living brims whitely
at the lip of the darkness and flows outward.
Over all its scars has come the seamless white
of the bark. It bears the gnarls of its history
healed over. It has risen to a strange perfection
in the warp and bending of its long growth.
It has gathered all accidents into its purpose.
It has become the intention and radiance of its dark fate.
It is a fact, sublime, mystical and unassailable.
In all the country there is no other like it.
I recognize in it a principle, an indwelling
the same as itself, and greater, that I would be ruled by.
I see that it stands in its place and feeds upon it,
and is fed upon, and is native, and maker.

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almost there…

just a quick update for everyone – we’re in the final stages of mixing this project. tomorrow, 10/23, is in fact the last planned day for that! from there the songs get mastered, and then they’re ready for launching to the world. i don’t have an exact date yet, but realistically it will be the beginning to mid november. thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me. i field a lot of questions on a daily basis about the project, it’s status, etc., and it seems i don’t always have much to offer. but, i’m telling you now, the end is nigh!

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“sycamore” recording sessions and photo shoot

exciting new shots from recording sessions in nashville + photo shoot for the new record. click on “photos” tab to check em out.

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project update – tracking begins this saturday 06/23

getting ready to hit the road for music city this friday. i’m excited, pumped, overjoyed, and enthralled to be heading back into the studio with producer and percussionist andy hubbard and friends to record a follow up to my “survive ep”. this project consists of four new tunes, all written by myself and mr. hubbard. wish us luck as we dive into a week of long days singing and editing and playing instruments and tinkering around on pro tools. hopefully there will also be time set aside for a trip(s) to baja burrito. no doubt the hard work will produce an exciting new couple of songs for all to enjoy. i’ll be updating a lot as things progress. my kind father has let me borrow his wonderful and expensive camera, so get ready for lots of pictures. thanks dad!

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official flier – b&b gig. designed by bradford almond.


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