Tracy Riley and Brodie Dawson share their magic on the stage in the town where it all began! http://folkontherocks.com/early-bird
Matt Mays is on a quest to find and create the music he hears in his head. When he stays still the sound drifts farther away: "when the vibrations stop,” he says “it’s time to move on." A few years back, Matt left to embark on a journey into open space. To live in the midst of a world where anything could happen. A crusade into the sound, traversing the vast musical divide that he calls home. Mexico, California, Indonesia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, New York. Wherever. He used surfing, yoga, and a ukulele as tools to bring him closer to the melodies and words different places and experiences inspired. Eventually, the sound was found. As soon as he stepped off the plane in Halifax he started work an album he called Coyote: a proper home for all his experiences. Imagery painted with song. Coyote covers the whole spectrum of the sound that Mays finally found. “I've always loved animals that are beautiful but dangerous,” Matt explains. “It's a good analogy for life. Coyotes are native to Canada, Mexico and the United States and that's where I lived while writing this album.”
FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th 20:00-20:40 DANIEL WESLEY 21:00-21:40 jocelyn & lisa 22:00-22:40 Ça Claque! 23:00-23:40 Jeff Stuart and The Hearts 00:00-00:40 Raleigh 01:00-01:40 Wil
“They killed me at Folk Alliance. That’s not a band. It’s another world.” ~~ Jonathan Byrd “Petunia and the Vipers are amazing – Petunia yodels upside down” ~~ Baby Gramps “Petunia and the mother****ing Vipers. One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind.” – Phil Alvin, The Blasters. “Last night I saw one of the best bands I’ve ever seen in close to 50 years of attending gigs. It was the incredible Petunia and the Vipers at the Chichester Inn, Chichester. A small but perfectly formed crowd was treated to some incredible musicianship and a totally unique vocalist who can’t really be compared to anyone else. If you get the chance to see this amazing band take it.” – Mike Morrison (American Roots UK) “Extraordinary – a left field genius – one of the best releases of the year” – Paul Kerr (AmericanaUK)
Manager: Mike Greatorex
Bio: Hamilton born, Halifax bred Matt Mays has made a career out of defying expectations. From his early days as a member of the seminal ‘alt-country’ group The Guthries, to more recent work with his rock band El Torpedo, Mays has always zigged when the public has been expecting a zag.
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