““Matty’s singing – sorrowful and buoyant by turns – undoes your heartstrings, lulling you to a state where you can believe in sweetness and true love, if only because Matty does.””
““Matty is a true gem. His songs are instant classics.””
““I didn’t know they still made voices like Matty’s until I heard it. What’s even rarer is such a voice combined with such a writing talent…it blows me away every time.””
"Charles's plaintive, mournful voice draws as much from country stalwarts like Merle Haggard as it does from non-country singer/songwriters such as Jackson Browne and Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen..his playing never distracts from the songs themselves. As simple as it seems, not everyone can pull off this sort of stuff."
"Matty Charles' debut solo album, Lover In Arms, is absolutely amazing!! I highly recomend that you check out this album."
“Well-considered tones and poignant tales of love. That rare blend of resignation and gritty hope one seldom finds this side of Guy Clark.”
“Matty Charles's songs are anchored by simple, singable hooks. His smooth cowboy crooning - which sometimes brings to mind Johnny Cash, other times a less twangy Robert Earle Keen - make this disk (Land Beyond the Sea) an instant classic.”
“Charles' lyrics and melodies are insightful, engaging and catchy, and his guitar playing is superb. You should definitely check this record out, you wont be disappointed. Great, great, great!”
“Lyrical and musical depth couched in a folksy, subtle presentation that reveals rather than announces itself.”
“Matty Charles's smooth baritone and articulate guitar work are colorful and authentic.”
“Instead of songs about sadness that leave listeners feeling alone, Charles' lyrics and smooth guitar riffs wrap their arms around his listeners and hold them tight.”