In both 2022 and 2023 the Boston Music Awards have nominated Matt York as a “Best Country Artist” nominee. His music and story have been featured in the Boston Globe, NPR, Boston Herald and a boatload of other places. He has twice been nominated as “Best Male Artist” by the New England Awards and has received radio airplay and press coverage throughout the world. 

I wanna interrupt the biography thing to just say that, when I just typed "Matt York"​ and "His music", that was me sliding into the third person. I've paid people to do my biographies ​in the past and they do the third-person. Nowadays, it's just me, so if during the remainder of this bio, I don't remain consistent, that's because I'm just on the fence of how best to proceed. Thank more bio

 York lives on the South Shore of MA and has traveled extensively through the years performing his own songs and also doing The Highwaymen Songs & Stories. If you'd like info on the Songs and Stories stuff, this link will get you all the info you need

In 2019, The Boston Globe named ​hi​release Bruisable Heart ​as one of their top albums. Matt grew up in Foxboro, Massachusetts and began playing in the clubs of Boston as a teenager. Since then, he's played on stages throughout the United States and Canada. His three-piece indie band Wide Iris performed extensively from 1996-2000 performing at legendary rooms like CBGB, The Rat and TT the Bears. 

His last album, released in 2022, Gently Used received praise from around the world. Americana UK wrote "with its timeless songcraft, it’s definitely an album to watch out for". called it a "sad masterpiece". "Gently Used" was named one of the Albums of the Year by both Worcester Magazine and the Patriot Ledger. In 2023, York (still me) was included in PBS's "Ocean State Sessions" where he performed a few songs at the beautiful Narrows Center in Fall River, MA. You can watch it at this link. 

York has opened for a slew of top artists including Rhett Miller of the Old 97's, Jim Lauderdale, the Waco Brothers, Chris Knight, Summer Dean, Arlo McKinley and many, many others. His Highwaymen - Songs & Stories series has allowed him to play 500 concerts over the past few years traveling from Toronto to Nashville and a boatload of other places in between. He recently completed a book about Willie Nelson that will come out later this year. In 2022, he released the book "The Highwaymen - Songs and Stories". You can purchase the book online or read a sample at Barnes and Noble at this link. 

That's the end of the bio. Thanks for reading!





Summer of 2022

Twenty-Four years ago in Cambridge, MA

Back when you could smoke indoors

 Matt York as member of Wide Iris at the Middle East Cafe, 2000 WBCN Rock and Rumble