Sunday, 13 September 2009

Matt Bauer - As She Came Out Of The Water

Purveyor of spine tingling Americana music, Matt Bauer is dusting down his banjo, packing the throat lozenges and heading out on an extensive tour of the U.S.A and France (No mention of the U.K at the moment but if we ask nicely, perhaps he'll stop by)

I first wrote about the brooding banjo maestro here back in August 2008 and again during my 12 Grooves of Christmas awarding him a prodigious "Scratchy Seal of Approval" for 2008.

If you were blown away by Bon Iver's 2007 album For Emma, Forever Ago and let's face it, most of the music blogging behemoth were drooling over this last year, including myself, you'll be just as impressed by Matt's earthy approach to creating atmospheric haunting folk tunes. I always like the way he manages to respectfully nod towards his American musical roots in his songwriting, without being overly reverential, thus ensuring his music has a timeless quality to it. For a big grizzly bear of a man, he produces an intimate singing style, a ghostly whisper yet his singing demands attention and the substance of the stories quickly draw in the listener.

This was the lead track Don't Let Me Out from the album the 2008 album The Island Moved in the Storm.. buy it here

A new video has just been posted up for one of the tracks from the above album released via La Société Expéditionnaire, it's a thing of subtle beauty.

Matt Bauer - As She Came Out of the Water (Matt shot the footage) edited by Jenny Lee and features Miss Melaena Cadiz.

Upcoming Tour
09/15/09 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
09/16/09 - Portland, ME - Space
09/17/09 - Boston, MA - Brattle Theater
09/18/09 - New York, NY - (le) Poisson Rouge
09/19/09 - Philadelphia, PA - The M Room
09/20/09 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
09/21/09 - Carrboro, NC - The Arts Center
09/22/09 - Charlotte, NC - Double Door Inn
09/24/09 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
09/25/09 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
09/26/09 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish
09/27/09 - Houston, TX - McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
09/28/09 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
09/30/09 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
10/06/09 - San Francisco, CA - Ghost Mansion
10/07/09 - Davis, CA - TBA
10/08/09 - Sacramento, CA - Luigi's Fun Garden
10/09/09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/10/09 - Denver, CO - Walnut Room
10/11/09 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10/12/09 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
10/13/09 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10/14/09 - Chicago, IL - Shuba’s
10/15/09 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording
10/16/09 - Lexington, KY - The Dame
10/17/09 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart’s Opera House

10/27/09 - LaBouche d'Air - Nantes, France
10/28/09 - La Lunes Des Pirates - Amiens, France
10/29/09 - TBA - Lille, France
10/30/09 - Collegiale -Vitry-le Fracois, France
10/31/09 - Le Cafe De La Danse - Paris, France

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