Matt Wertz Interview #2
November 6, 2006 in Malibu, CA
First off, this interview follows up on some of the questions I got to ask Matt earlier this year and you can read those here. Second, I have to appologize it took me this long to post this interview, but here it is! Questions are in bold, Matt’s responses are in normal type.
First things first, who are you?
My name is Matt Wertz, I’m a pop star…an aspiring pop star from Nashville, TN.
Since I talked to you last June a lot has happened with you and your music. “Everything In Between” was released online- how has that been going?
It’s been I great! It’s kind of hard to know what to compare it to, and I think with anticipating the retail release that’s going to happen in early February I just don’t know what to expect. I’m definitely excited to see how the retail release looks cause I’ve never had that before.
How is your relationship with Nettwerk going? The idea you voiced for your own label being distributed through them, how has that been coming along?
That’s exactly what’s happening. They are totally creative and competent when it comes to marketing and getting the word out. I think I will be the first artist that they will be releasing from scratch without having a major label that once backed them. I think everyone is anxious to see how it works. My expectations are based on what I’ve been able to do independently and I know we will at least be able to meet or exceed those. I think having an online outlet for this record has been really helpful. It’s interesting to see how much of a presence the online distribution has taken over since I released 23 Places in 2003. This is a whole new deal.
Everything In Between. I have to first say it is one of my favorite records this year, but I’m curious, some of the songs are quite different from your past releases. Can you tell me what brought this new flare into your music?
I think I wanted to do a record that was very groove heavy that was centered on melody and groove kind of playing with each other. The first song that was written for the record was Like The Last Time and that song was like the bridge to some of the newer songs like The Way I Feel. There are songs that are more straight forward like Carolina that could’ve been on my last record. The beauty about this record is that it was recorded over a year and a half and the songs were written over a period of three years. You get a pretty wide variety of styles in the songs that I don’t know that you got as much on 23 Places. 23 Places varied more in the subject matter, this record follows a relational pattern.
The approach you took to recording the record- the fusion of two separate sessions, can you explain that?
We set out and started approaching the record like we did 23 Places. Ed, my producer, Dave Barnes and I would get together and demo songs. We would put down synthetic instruments and use computer sounds and I’d put down the acoustic parts. If any of us felt an electric part, we’d put that down. It was like we were making rough drafts of the songs. It allowed us to go crazy and put down whatever we heard. We went to the extreme of ideas. As we shared them, we realized we had to limit ourselves to a smaller pallet of sounds and instruments to define the sound of the record.
A lot of this demo-ing took place in the spring and in late July we booked a band for a week and we tracked with them. At that time I was shopping around to a few different labels and we got into this place that I was trying to please them before we were even working together. I felt like I was trying to please everybody. We ended up taking another stab at some of the other songs and by that time I had written some more. We went in as a live band and I brought in Justin Rosolino to play guitar and everything was happening at once. That jacked up the energy level, but from a hook standpoint we lost it, there wasn’t as much thought or planning going into the tracking sessions. We basically melted the two together. That’s kind of the best of both worlds, I really like the hooks and that’s what keeps people listening.
I saw you perform 5:19 on a news show in Boston, do you have any plans to release anything acoustically?
Well, this show tonight is just Justin and I. I always try to do a band tour and then an acoustic duo tour just to keep things fresh. A lot of times as an opener it isn’t feasible to bring a band out financially and logistically. It works great that I can do the songs acoustically and a lot of times people want to hear them like that. It’s a fun break from the norm and I enjoy both.
You’ve put out 3 full-lengths and an EP already, a feat most musicians never see, how do you feel about the music industry now that you’ve been fully exposed?
It’s weird, I feel like I’m always riding under the radar. Sometimes I’m bitter about that cause I’m working really hard but sometimes I’m really thankful. When a lot of my friends who sign to labels are getting dropped, I’m really thankful that I’m able to have a career without the help of a label. When I have friends who sign to a label and seven months later are playing for a thousand people, I realize it’s not possible to do that by yourself. You have to have a machine behind you. I really have been able to stay out of it and I’m not bitter or disillusioned by the industry because I haven’t gotten worked over yet.
I feel like I’ve seen exponential growth in your fan base since I was introduced to your music, what’s your secret?
I don’t know, I have no control over it. As much as it’s growing it could be falling apart and every day I wonder if today is my last day as a musician. Earlier in my career I could see the growth cause it started from nothing. Now I don’t get emails that I can trace how they heard about it and now I can’t. I don’t have any secret, I’m trying to write honest music that excites me. I have to play it every night and I’m just trusting that people will find truth in it and enjoy coming and hearing it.
Tell me about the mocha club.
The mocha club has been a really cool thing to be a part of. It’s really a selfish thing for me. I’m doing this because it makes me feel good that we’re able to do some good here. It is no self-sacrafice, it is totally a selfish move that I’m able to help. It’s better than be selling a hundred records a night. I would rather do something like this because it’s for helping someone other than me and it’s a bigger cause than myself. I have not gone to Uganda to see where the impact is being made but I keep getting reports from my friend Barret who has been working over and it’s been awesome. They wired over $10,000 to start building huts and it’s really going. I’m just trying to figure out when I can make it over.
I’ve been really blessed to be a part of it! I plan on going over there again, the people there are so real. I just feel like they have so much to teach us. We have so much to learn from them. What sucks is so many westerners have gone over there thinking that they’re going to do some good. I think we would be really wise to slow down and just learn from the way they live their lives. Granted, they need a lot of help, a lot of physical needs to be met. Their lives are so simple and their priorities are so right that it’s kind of hard to look at us and think we have much to offer.
Any last words
Seeing the same concert two nights in a row is always interesting. Sometimes you can predict what song is next, or even what joke is next. However, it’s never been more apparent how much a setting (venue) can effect the mood of a show or just my mood when I go to a concert. First and foremost- I’d like to thank Emily Provansal at Nettwerk, as well as Jason Hecht for allowing me to see this tour!
Pepperdine University, a small private school in Malibu, CA. Also at a small southern California university, I quickly became jealous of the amazing views and incredible location of the school. Including free in-n-out burger with each ticket, as well as free concert posters of the night, Pepperdine did really well at putting on a quality concert.
Opener Kate York, I have to assume is a friend of Jars Of Clay. While her voice is crisp, clear and perfectly in-tune, singer-songwriters are a dime and dozen and she’s no exception. Just one song and I was laying flat on my back in the grass listening to her incessant lullabies. Imagine Eisley’s vocals with simple chords and straight-forward strum patterns.
Matt Wertz, as some of our readers may have seen over the past half-year, is easily one of my favorite artists. Learning before the show during my interview that tonight he would just be accompanied with guitarist Justin Rosolino, I was quite anxious to see how his more upbeat songs would sound.
His set contained a good mix of songs from the new record “Everything In Between” as well as past releases, dating back to 2003’s “Twenty Three Places.” Interaction with the crowd contained his open confession of having his own song, “Heartbreaker” as his ringtone. Sorry Matt, I have Carolina. Using the incredible talents of Jars Of Clay’s Stephen Mason on Carolina, the mandolin rounded out the most complete sounding acoustic set I have ever heard. Matt’s live show is just not perceivable without seeing it and it’s impossible to capture in CD form.
Jars Of Clay, I’m not really sure where to begin with this band. They’ve been around since I was just six years old and recently released another studio album entitled “Good Monsters.” Their U2-esque CD sound is replicated perfectly by their incredibly talented lineup. Bright lights and every instrument from drums to lap steel, it’s easy to see that the band has honed their live show to perfection.
While their music is not my favorite, it is easy to enjoy fan favorites like Flood, Love Song For a Savior & the newer additions to their repertoire, Dead Man & All My Tears. While Jars Of Clay appeals to a wide audience, most of the crowd looked like graduates of either university, or Christian Radio junkies, and the band drew quite well at both venues.
If I had to pick one show to attend, the setting of Pepperdine as well as a longer set for Matt Wertz (including Like The Last Time and I Will Not Take My Love Away), clinched that decision for me, however if you have the opportunity to see Matt Wertz or Jars of Clay live I would definitely recommend it, just maybe not at the same show. That is the reason for the 7.5 rating, otherwise it was a very good concert experience.
Check out my photos from the show here.
Adie Camp – As the former frontwoman of rock ensemble The Benjamin Gate and songwriter Jeremy Camp’s wife, Adie has, for better or worse, no lack of ties to the music industry. This Tuesday, her first ever solo album Don’t Wait debuts through BEC Records. Her music is undeniably pop laced with acoustic rock, and despite being lumped into a competitive genre that’s already overpopulated, Adie manages to beat out much of her stake. For an idea of her style think catchy choruses like early Michelle Branch mixed with soft spoken vocal insight reminiscent of Anna Nalick. Check out “Your Way” on her myspace.
Saosin – It’s been 3 years and waiting for early Saosin fans. 3 years since Translating The Name went public and the revolution was set in motion. The justifications are endless, but Saosin in your stereo is more important than money in your pocket. DON’T pirate this album! Saosin are the pioneers of this scene (no matter what you’d like to believe) and not buying this album would be of the highest disrespect. Look for the review soon.
Matt Wertz – Matt has consistently been a favorite of mine since I was introduced to him. His infectious melodies and lyrics that connect with all listeners drive his entire catalogue and especially his new release “Everything In Between”
mewithoutYou – Their new release “Brother, Sister” is absolutely amazing and will be one of the best releases to come out this year.
Rocky Votolato – Put out his amazing new album “Makers” this January. Rocky Votolato is the best solo artist to come out of Seattle.
I’m living in Barcelona right now and this past weekend was the big city festival, in honor of Barcelona’s patron Saint Mercedes. As part of the festivities, there was TONS of music, both traditional and contemporary. I think I’ll be drawing on the bands I first listened to at the free shows this weekend for the next few weeks’ recommendations. This week, I’ll recommend to you Canadians The Hidden Cameras who blend an array of string instruments with indie-pop keys & guitars and a poppin’ Spanish electronica quartet called Mendetz.
The Format – Dog Problems was released in this year in the middle of the summer and I haven’t really stopped listening to it since. The lyrics and subject matter are as personal as songs can possibly be and the variety of instruments and techniques used on this album make it stick out from the crowd as well as add a certain flavor to the album. One can not listen to this album and not respect the evident hard work and sincerity that went into making it. The leap the band took from their previous record, Interventions and Lullabies to Dog Problems is truely phenomenal. This is easily one of if not the most witty and catchy pop albums of the year.
(On a side note, they also have the coolest website ever.)
Since my introduction to Matt Wertz’s music earlier this year I have not ever stopped short in telling anyone and everyone about it. Matt’s first two releases capture all of his emotions but also those of the common listener. His new record, ‘Everything In Between’ was recently released digitally on Nettwerk.com as well as through a pre-order linked above.
Everything In Between begins with ‘The Way I Feel About You’- a track Matt debuted on his spring tours. From the first riff Matt has a new funk that’s not present on his past efforts. Featuring guest vocals that are reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, it’s evident that Matt didn’t hold anything back for this record. ‘Carolina’ brings in the feel of a country road, mandolin and bright toned guitars on top of the acoustic blend perfectly. ‘Heartbreaker’ includes the funk of ‘The Way I Feel’ and ‘Over You’ is faster paced and builds up the record before the slowing down of ‘5:19.’
My favorite song on the record, 5:19 is softer than the first half of the CD. The lyrics, ‘We both know I could think myself dizzy, right now I’m spinnin around,’ show the simple yet clever song-writing Matt uses in his music. The toned down second half contains potential radio single ‘Like The Last Time’ and climaxes at the end with the ballad ‘Capitol City’.
Matt Wertz has taken what has proven to be quite difficult and written a solid follow up album. The hype surrounding now only has support in why he has quickly become one of the most popular singer-songwriters producing music today. On the verge of a major US tour with Christian music icons Jars Of Clay, take advantage of the opportunity and check out his third full-length record, ‘Everything In Between.’
Here are some albums that will be in stores tomorrow.
New Found Glory – Coming Home
Nevertheless – Live Like We’re Alive
Static Age – Blank Screens
Matt Wertz – Everything In Between
Fear Before The March Of Flames – The Always Open Mouth
Silverstein – Discovering The Waterfront: Special Edition CD/DVD
Hope Conspiracy – Death Knows Your Name
Ambitions – Question
Envy On The Coast – Envy On The Coast
Heavy Heavy Low Low – Everything’s Watched, Everyone’s Watching
Valencia – This Could Be A Possibility (Re-Release)
You can find three new featured bands including New Found Glory, The Static Age, and Matt Wertz up on the main page. We are also streaming Nevertheless’s new album, Live Like We’re Alive, all this week so be sure to give that a listen.
The Receiving End of Sirens – “Between the Heart and the Synapse” is such a beautiful album that is underappreciated. It’s a sprawling epic full of emotion, energy, and some of the best musicianship to be heard in the past few years. While being out for a while, it never gained the momentum it should have. If you have the time and dig bands with spaced out music, narrative lyrics, and an edge that make them have a sound all their own, check this album out and fall in love.
Cancer BatsÃƒ”šÃ‚ – Self-described as a fusion between Southern Rock, Metal & Hardcore, it’s undeniable that the Cancer Bats, if nothing else, BRING IT. When you’re looking for angry, loud, driving, and original, the only thing better than their debut ‘Birthing the Giant’ is their insanely energetic live show. They’re currently on tour with Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, and Attack in Black, across Canada & the US, and this is a tour NOT to be missed. Check out their new album, and their live show – I guarantee you’ll be blown away.
We Are Americana Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ This band formed only a short year ago and it’s already on the road to becoming the one-millionth great band to come out of New York. Before joining the band vocalist DJ Jess was a full time DJ in the city and his past shows through in the music. Songs like “My Body Hates Me” have intricate beats and effects that scream, “A DJ wrote this song!” The guitar sound is energetic and manages to flow perfectly with the vocals, beat and bass line without either of the four being drowned out by one another. DJ Jess’s vocals almost sound like another instrument of their own especially on tracks like “How I Killed the Rekindle”. Their current EP “My Body Hates Me” is something you’ll want to listen all the way throughÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦several times. The best thing about this band is not their vocals or their EP though; it’s the fact they know how to get people moving. Come on, if you didn’t dance around even a little bit in your chair during the “My Body Hates Me” Remix, then there might be something wrong.
Dashboard Confessional – What can you expect from a veteran songwriter such as Chris Carraba but another great album? Yup, he did it again, another fine collection of nostalgic songs dealing with relationships. The funny thing about nostalgia is that it takes stillshots from all the romanticized moments in life you want to remember and that’s exactly what Dusk and Summer is Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ eleven “stillshots” from someone’s idealized love life that are composed in such a way that they are relatable to everyone. While Carraba’s first try as a full band in A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar may not have gripped you, I think this effort will. For me, as a change from the last album, I do see the same man who wrote The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most writing Dusk and Summer. Believe me, you’ll want to remember these songs, and you most likely will.
Falling Up – This past Tuesday the boys from Falling Up released their first ever remix album, Exit Lights. Selecting hit tracks from both Crashings and Dawn Escapes along with several brand new, never recorded songs, the boys hit the studio with a tag-team of reknowned producers and fellow Christian musicians to put some killer new spins on some otherwise old tunes. Now I’ve always loved the stuff Falling Up have put out, and Exit Lights is no exception. Gone are the harder rock riffs and in their place a swirling hue of ambience and rich electronic tones. The idea of a rock remix album in itself is a novel idea (not to mention for such a young band), and Falling Up are one of the few groups capable of translating their hit songs to an equally astounding remix. A must have for anyone who owns Dawn Escapes.
The Static Age – Blank Screens is The Static Age’s third full length album and first release through ReIgnition Records. With a classically trained pianist setting the backbone for most of the band’s earthy, organic musical approach, Andrew Paley’s enigmatic voice floats above the melodies in a very ethereal manner. Think Paulson vs. new school This Day And Age. Recommended for anyone who can appreciate the quality of original music beyond the scope of pop-rock and scene bands. If you can’t understand it’s greatness now, you most certainly will in two years.
Nevertheless – Live Like We’re Alive is Nevertheless’s new album that we happen to be streaming on the site this week. They mix the power of Number One Gun with the energy of MxPx and top it off with the likes of Hawk Nelson. Sounds like a good mix right? Take a listen for yourself this week and let us know what you think.
This is the interview I did with Matt Wertz in Seattle on June 5, 2006. Later that evening, I was fortunate enough to see Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz play a capacity crowd at the Crocodile Cafe in one the most memorable concert experiences of my life. Do yourself a favor and check out Matt and Dave’s music, as well as the organization they are involved in:
Thanks to Emily & Nettwerk Management!
I am in bold type and Matt is in the normal type.
Introduce yourself in whatever way you please.
my name is Matt…Wertz. I’m originally from Kansas City, MO but I’ve been living in Nashville, TN for about the past for years and it’s really where I consider home, now. It’s where my friends are and I really don’t have any plans on leaving. Half the year my home is in my van and that’s where I’m at home right now. In my van. Seattle, WA. Are you in Seattle?
I am, and I will be at the show tonight!
Awesome, I was checking out the website (drivenfaroff.com) and the other bands on the site are really like Indie-rock and that sort of thing, how did you hear about my music?
Actually, I went to school down in Los Angeles and a friend of mine who’s from Missouri, his name is Addison, he brought my attention to Dave Barnes. I got Dave’s CD from Dryve Management, and then when I checked out Dave’s myspace I saw a link to your page. Not long after I got connected with Nettwerk management and received your CD Twenty-Three Places and the Today & Tomorrow EP.
Well, it’s a great site and it’s killer music on it, it’s quality, so I was just wondering how I fit into it all.
What is your current label situation? Are you still considered independent?
I’m independent and what I’ve decided to do is start a label that will house my records. I’d love to expand that in the future but it’s going to be put out through my management company, Nettwerk.
Same thing as The Format?
Yes, and they have distribution through Sony so Nettwerk will act as my label without me having to sign anything over. They’re staffing my label, is how it works. They have a lot of vision and I like that, they are not content with status quo. It’s really fun to be working with people where anything is a possibility and I love it!
What did the sneakers you designed look like?
(Matt laughs) They actually look a lot like variations of Nike from the early 90’s. When I was doing that I was in middle school and I had a fascination with all the shoes that I couldn’t afford to buy. I would get these brochures and catalogs and would draw them, it’s pitiful actually, I’m kind of letting you into a very vulnerable place in my life right now. Then we kind of came up with some ideas for some laceless shoes with velcro straps which I have ended up seeing on other shoes. I’ll just go ahead and take credit. We were the first to come up with the Nike air pocket that goes all the way around on the shoe…that wasn’t Nike’s idea, that was mine.
You sold it to Nike, right?
…and they stole it from me. I’m sure they’ve had the idea forever and were just trying to figure out how to make it work but I’ve got drawings of that stuff.
well, my opinion is that you should post those on myspace for everyone to see.
That’d be hysterical and awesome. Good idea.
In your journal, er blog, er…You talked about your experience at the Moore Theatre here in Seattle, what’s it like playing a venue of that size and now coming back two months later on your own and being at the much smaller crocodile cafe?
Ya know, we’ll find out tonight. I don’t really know, the Moore was just awesome. I am kind of anxious to see if that show helped at all with earning fans. I’m curious to see if anyone stuck after that show. It is kind of a bitter-sweet thing playing in those big places when they’re sold out and you’re playing before someone else. You get spoiled a little bit getting to play those rooms and just saying ‘Gosh, I don’t know when I’ll get to play this room again.’ It may be years before I’m back here.’ It quickly puts you back in reality when you play a club again, you just think, ‘OK, this is where I’m at.’ It’s cool though, I know the fans that will be there tonight are going to be my fans and we’ll just throw a little party!
The Nashville singer-songwriter scene is huge, it seems like that place is infested with talent, what makes an artist stand out from any of the others?
I think what makes an artist like me stand out, I think I know the limits of my abilities. I think I have a pretty good grasp on reality. With that, I also have a strong work ethic. Definitely, my friends have strong work ethics too, I feel like my friends in that scene are all successful and we all have pretty bright futures. In Nashville, in general, a lot of the really talented people just kind of sit around and expect things to happen for them because they know how good they are. They just figure, ‘I shouldn’t have to work cause I’m really good.’
I never really expected anyone to do anything for me. I felt like if it was going to happen I had to do it myself. Musically, I think I write really accessible songs. I think people can really relate to what I am talking about. Not only what I’m talking about but I think the music is pretty contagious. It kind of gets in your head. Even if you don’t like my particular style of music, I don’t know that you can deny that it’s catchy. I’ve always been a fan of catchy music and pop music in general.
You guys all help each other out, whether it be through myspace or touring together, it’s almost like you’re a team, what is that like?
I think that’s a very good observation. I’m thankful that that comes across. We really pull for each other and we’re all friends. That’s the thing that I love about the community there. It kills ‘competition.’ When you befriend someone you feel like you’re not in competition anymore. I feel like in my group of friends we’re all kind of doing the same thing. It’s just like in any other job. When you care about someone though as a friend you really support and like what they’re doing. I love that I’ve been able to do that, support other people.
You have had Dave Barnes as a friend, producer, and tour-mate for a long time, what’s that relationship like?
Our relationship is really (lots of background noise) I’m in Starbucks right now, if you can’t tell.
Really? Starbucks in Seattle, surprising.
I’m at the one in downtown Seattle, do you know where I am?
Our friendship is one that has really gone through the fire. We learned through doing it how to be friends, we just got shoved out there like, ‘figure out how to do this thing.’ Early on, it was hard. It was hard to see Dave be successful. It was hard for me to be excited about it when he played a great show. I hated that I couldn’t be excited about it. I think anyone who is honest with themselves can say that when something great happens to your friend there’s a still little bit of the feeling that ‘I wished that happened to me.’
It still happens sometimes, like when Barnes put out his new record, I was jealous because the record is amazing and he was getting great press and it was hard for me. It’s good because iron sharpens iron and we’ve made each other better. Not only better musicians but better people through learning how to be friends to one another.
I recently reviewed your Today & Tomorrow EP- tell me a little more of you talked about in the liner notes of the cd.
We were thinking that it was going to be a while before the record was going to come out. It had been awhile since my previous record and there were some songs that I wanted to record. I didn’t know if there would be a place on the full-length record for some of these songs.
We limited the vocal takes to three per song, so we had to find what worked in those three takes. It was really cool, it was a liberating thing to do that. We only had one day to do the record so we just went in and attacked it. We had this guy named Byron House to play the upright bass and he’s the best upright bass player in Nashville. My friend Josh Robinson played drums, he’s a really creative, solid drummer. Ben Shive was playing the Wurlitzer and he’s just a phenomenally talented piano player. It was just cool to have it stripped down and have some limitations on instruments.
I was really pleased with how it turned out and it holds a really nice place in my discography.
What’s the story on this new record? when can we hear some of it?
The story on the new record is that it is done. It’s done being recorded, we’re still trying to figure out what we are going to do with the mixing of it. We’re going to try somebody out and see if we want them to do the whole record or not.
There are ten songs and it’s called Everything In Between; it’s a lot of relationship songs. Also, there are a lot of really fun songs. I’m really proud of it and I think it will be worth the wait. It’s scheduled to come out Sept 12 or 19.
Anything else you’d like to add?
No, just to say thank you for your interest in the stuff and I hope you enjoy the show tonight!
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule for the interview and take care!
Artist: Matt Wertz
Album: Today & Tomorrow EP
Purchase: Aware Store
Release Date: 2005
Matt Wertz is very much a native of the solo-songwriter scene. Touring the nation countless times with friend and producer Dave Barnes, recording two previous full-lengths, and about working on his third record, Matt took five songs written over the last five years and recorded them, in one day. The recording process was lightly explained in the liner notes of the record. Very relaxed and sometimes multiple musicians ‘crowded around one mic’, a very back-to-the-basics approach was taken. I read these notes before listening to the record, and expected a something less in quality than his last two CDs. Fortunately, I was completely off with my predisposition.
The Today & Tomorrow EP quickly became a staple in my car stereo. The five songs were not b-sides, or recorded like they were. The first track Like The Last Time is available on Matt’s myspace page, and begins with Matt’s spoken introduction, ‘we’re rolling this…(beatbox)’. Matt explores the acoustic rap-singing world that Jason Mraz has brought to mainstream. While I don’t like to compare artists so directly, Jason and Matt would make a very well-paired tour. Both artists have the voice to battle the pop icons and the guitar skills equal to their voices. This EP highlights Matt Wertz’s vocal talents. His balance between the powerful side and soft side is perfect.
Most bands that put out an EP in between records to ‘tie fans over’ do it hastily or without much effort. While Matt did this in a short amount of time, the songs have been in the works for years and the musical collaborations were delightfully arranged. Available for $4.99 on iTunes, and also on his site, don’t overlook this release. This CD is for anyone who likes singer-songwriters and acoustic guitars.
1. Like The Last Time
2. Wanderin Eyes
3. Red Meets Blue
4. Honest Man
5. I’m Sorry Mary