'texas' at 10
September 15, 2013
My first album, 'texas,' has just turned 10 years old. In internet years, that's quite a while ago, so I thought I'd write a little reflection on its creation. You can read it HERE
Many thanks to everyone who has ever said a kind word to me about that record, you got me off to a good start.
Posting new tunes from Legacy scholarship fundraiser
August 26, 2013
Last month I did a fundraiser to raise scholarship money for my sister's new school, Legacy Leadership Academy, at which my son will be a student this year. As an incentive, I invited all donors of $50 or more to request that I cover a song, any song. Around half of those have now been posted, with more coming every week.
Have a listen HERE
. Anything dated 2013 is from the benefit. It's been a fun project, as it's gotten me to do songs I never would have considered without your suggestions.
More to come, and thanks so much for your support.
NEW matthew-produced tunes from a friend and songwriter
July 9, 2013
So before I go into the backstory on this, lemme just tell you to go HERE
and listen while you read.
Now, the tale...
You all know I play in a wildass hillbilly jug band called Fish Fry Bingo. What you may not know is that one of its founding members, now solo, is a badass songwriter and performer. He is the one and only Pookie (known by the government as Daniel Chambers).
A few months ago, it came to my attention that none of Pookie's tunes had ever been recorded and released to the general public. This was a situation which needed remedying. So over the course of three sessions (including one with fiddlist and FFB alumnus Beth Brown), we created the 8-song Pookie debut referenced above, and available at the links below.
As you will hear, Pookie's unique lyrical and musical approach are infectious, rowdy, and completely uninhibited. Quite simply, there is no substitute (I mean, who covers NOFX on a banjo?). I encourage you to pick up the record, and to spread the word to fellow music lovers.
His Pookieness may be had at most digital retailers, including these...
CD Baby (physical disc OR download)
As always, thanks for listening, and for your support.