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New single "Permanent Crush" is out. 

Check out the new single "Permanent Crush" here and check out a couple of recent reviews of it below.

His latest single, “Permanent Crush” is the former of the two, with just a little bit of Bruce Springsteen working class flavor sprinkled atop. It’s a regular Joe folk rock anthem that’s not much seen in modern music anymore, with anthemic bar-singalong guitars, a shuffling fall dance beat, and York’s own husky vocals, which harkens to the likes of Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and just a little bit of Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem Lowell Spin 

Edging ever closer to the heights of songwriters like Lukas Nelson and Justin Townes Earle. If you’re into distinctive song construction, this is for you http://globaltexanchronicles.com/permanent-crush/

 

Feb/March update 

Hello!

After a few weeks of resting up and finishing up the album, I'll be ramping things up in March.

Upcoming Shows

March 5th (Tuesday) - I'll be performing at Strange Brew Pub (my first time there) in Norwich, CT. For more info, visit  https://www.facebook.com/strangebrewpub

March 15th (Friday) The Waylon in New York City. For more info, visit www.thewaylon.com

March 23rd (Saturday) The Eastham Library Winter Concert Series in Eastham, MA (For more info visit here)

March 24th (Sunday) For the Sake of the Song at Blue in Portland, Maine. For more info, visit https://portcityblue.com/

In early April, I'll be making a short swing through Texas and Louisiana. More info on that soon.

Finally, I'll be releasing a new single. The song is called "Permanent Crush" and is coming out in mid-March. If you use Spotify or other streaming services, be sure to follow me to get notified when the song is available.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

                                                                         (Live at Two Old Hippies in Nashville, Tennessee, January, 2019)

Winter update 

I had a great time down in Nashville and Indiana. January was a busy month with a bunch of gigs and travel. I'll be taking a break for much of February. I'll be making one stop in my hometown of Foxboro, MA to perform at the Boyden Library for their Winter Songwriter Series and then will be ramping things back up in March. Click on the Shows tab for details.

I'll soon be releasing a new track called Permanent Crush. If you don't follow me on Spotify, you can do so by clicking here. You'll get a notification from them as soon as the song is available.

Thanks

 

Busy January 

Looking forward to kicking off 2019 at one of my favorite bars, Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge, MA. I'll be opening for Ireland's Pat Byrne. Pat won the Irish edition of The Voice a few years back and is touring the U.S. I'll have Nick Zaino supporting me on guitar/harp. The show is Thursday, January 3rd. I'm on at 10 p.m. It's 21+ and $10 at the door. For more info, visit www.atwoodstavern.com.

After that, I'll be traveling to Westerly, R.I. to open up for the always excellent Christine Ohlman at The Knickerbocker Music Center on Saturday, January 12th. I'm then headed south for a couple of shows in Nashville and one in Evansville, Indiana. For more info, click on the Shows tab.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

 

 

New video/Gigs this week. 

If you haven't had a chance to check it out, my new video for "I Lost My Baby to the Needle" is up on YouTube. You can also now listen to on Spotify, ITunes and most streaming services.

I've got two shows this week. I'll be traveling down to Woodbury, Connecticut to open a show put on by Conn Artists. Headlining the bill is Matthew Fowler along w/ Zan and the Winter Folk. The concert is at the Woodbury Brewing Company. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/575184789583427/

On Friday night, I'll be traveling towards Cape Cod the Homeless for the Holidays concert. A great lineup for a great cause. I'm playing at 7 p.m. on Friday night (outdoors). The concert takes place outside of the Bay Motor Inn in Bourne, Massachusetts. For more info, visit https://www.homelessfortheholidays.net/

Thanks for your support

 

Video Premiere 

The video for the first single from my forthcoming album is now up on YouTube. You can view it here. It was directed by my wife Beth. It features a couple (Sammy and Derek) who are both in long-term recovery and working to build a sober home for people battling addiction. The song is called "I Lost My Baby to the Needle Last Night. It's available on Spotify and most streaming services.

 

Toronto Dates 

Looking forward to returning to Canada to play a few shows at Indie Week in Toronto. I'm also finishing up the final touches on a new music video that will be coming out very soon. I've added some New England dates as well. For info on shows, click on the Shows tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Update 

Well, I've played a boatload of shows in recent weeks. I'll be taking a few weeks off and then am heading to Toronto to play a few shows at Indie Week. I'm in the process of finishing a full-length album called Bruisable Heart that I'll be releasing this winter. We'll be shooting the first video for that album soon. I'll also be doing some house concerts. If you are interested in hosting one, please feel free to shoot me an email at mattyorkpembroke@gmail.com. 

A couple of weeks back, I had the opportunity to perform at City Winery in New York City as part of their One on One Sessions. I'll be releasing some of the videos from that session in the coming months. Below is one that I did of a great Billy Joe Shaver song that was made famous by Waylon Jennings. It's called "Ride Me Down Easy". I hope you'll take a listen.

Ride Me Down Easy written by Billy Joe Shaver
 

 

 

 

October Dates 

I've got a couple of shows I'm really looking forward to this October.

On Sunday, October 7th, I'll be performing at The Tap Room at The Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, Rhode Island. I'll be playing at 8 p.m. and it's the low, low price of free. For more info, visit www.knickmusic.com.

On Thursday, October 11th, I'll be opening for Nashville's Nathan Kalish at Askew, in Providence, Rhode Island. Nathan's new record is phenomenal. This show is 18+ and I'm on at 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.askewprov.com.

While I was in NYC last weekend playing some gigs, I recorded a video session of five songs in the cellar of the City Winery in Manhattan. Four of the songs are from my forthcoming album and the 5th one is a cover of the great Billy Joe Shaver song "Ride Me Down Easy". I'll be publishing those videos soon.

I'm heading to Canada for some dates in November, finishing up the new record and making a video for a song here in the coming weeks.

I'll likely be playing less shows during the winter months as I prepare to release the record. However, I'm hoping to book some house concerts. If you think you might be interested in hosting one, please fill out the contact form or connect with me through Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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For the Sake of the Song

Blue, Congress Street, Portland, ME

Inspired by the late, great Townes Van Zant, songwriters come together for this monthly showcase to enjoy each other's music. The rest of us are just there to listen, have all the feels, and applaud when appropriate. Artists will bring a mix of Americana music featuring bluegrass, folk, classic country, and blues sometimes tinged with the punk and metal backgrounds of some of the performers. Loosely grouped under what's come to be known as Americana music, the common thread to these performances is original songwriting and storytelling. There will normally be two full sets by a mix of local and touring acts, as well as individual performances before, between and maybe after the two headlining acts. These will often be new, recently written songs by engaging songwriters putting their heart into the moment.