Matt Southon

Matt’s music is inspired by passion and fire of old style bluesman the likes of Son House and Charlie Patton.

 With a beat up slide guitar and a hollering singing style, Matt can’t hide the fact that his love of the old blues has combined with a love of harder stuff like the Ramones or the Dead Kennedy’s, and modern legends like Jeff Lang, Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison; resulting in a 100 mile an hour crash or crash through performance style.

 

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“Matt’s 8 track ‘live’ EP is interesting and diverse. His considerable song-writing talents are obvious in this debut effort.  Very much in the mould of Hat Fitz, his interpretation of the blues is raw with a sound very reminiscent of traditional Delta blues.”
Russ Lawrence: President Canberra Blues Society

"The true power of music is when it's stripped of its commercial ties and cross-marketing and simply becomes a raw cry from the soul....Matt is proof"
Lloyd Spiegel 

Living on a bush property near Bega, Matt’s verandah has played home to much of his raucous stomping about, with his style developing through absolutely no need to turn it down!

Matt has performed at the Bruthen, Candelo, Narooma and Goulburn Blues Festivals and supported the likes of Collard Greens & Gravy, Fiona Boyes, Glenn Terry, the Blues Bombers and Lloyd Spiegel.

Matt has produced two EP’s. ‘Stone Cabin Sessions’ a six track EP completely recorded in the stone cabin by Matt (and very lo tech); and the recently completed ‘Hollerin!’ which contains eight original tracks and was recorded at Pirate Studios in about seven hours.
Both EP’s are attempts to capture the energy of Matt’s live performance style.

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