This Folk/Folk Rock master musician will blow your mind. His expression of American Folk mixed with a splash of rock, a flash of blues and a crash of powerful country.
His exquisite way of interweaving bits and pieces of folk blended with such a texture of other genres to make one very unique and compelling genre of it’s own. Folk Country Rock.
I could listen all day and all night. “Empathy for Inanimate Objects has become my mantra for writing. It is, I do believe, the best album I’ve reviewed this year. Exceptionally done.
Bringing real music back to the people is what I do ~ Matthew Morgan~
Fitting nicely in the category of Folk Rock “Empathy for Inanimate Objects” is a six track EP that has most graciously placed Matthew Morgan as one of Chicago’s fastest rising folk artists of 2015.
You just can’t stop listening. It’s inspiring, soothing, consoling and utterly mesmerizing. Once you hear the first song you have to listen to the end.
His rendition of “Hold On I’m Coming” presents three things, his deep love of music, the source of the music, and staying true to the message of the song. It is wild yet tender, it brings to mind an Appalachian mountain man living free.
Legendary artists Neil Young and Nick Drake have deeply influenced Matthew’s music and college radio stations across the country are taking advantage of the raw and gritty energy, that has put Matthew into a whole new classification of folk musicians.
The love of music runs deep in Matthews family history. His mother was an award winning piano and vocal coach, his grandfather a professional saxophone player during the big band period. Sidelined by health troubles and illness Matthew was unsure of his calling. He was left out of work for a few years and began to build on the belief in his own music, his own songs and found his niche, his own unique place in the world of folk music. He is one of only a few select who are truly making waves in the folk industry this year. His accomplishments have put him on the watch list.
In 2012 Matthew joined fores with a group of outstanding players who formed the Lost Brigade and with that union they were nominated for at least three Indie Music Channel awards, and acquired synchronization licenses with several major outlets such as the Discovery Network, Disney Channel, and Viacom.
In 2014 the guys went in different directions and Matt worked with producer Nate Lockwood on recording a new solo EP. The blend of his voice with just the right tone and mix from the instruments creates a melodious rhythm that cannot be duplicated.
With his vast experience and the privilege to play with so many other creative artists Matthew as been able to perform at some very highly regarded establishments, ie…Hard Rock Cafe, The Double Door, and on August 22nd he will be appearing in Chicago at the SubT Lounge.
There’s a new band, a new record and a passion to bring real, soulful, roots driven music to the people.
Websites for further information on Matthew Morgan are:
Official Website: http://matthewmorganmusic.com