Saturday, April 2, 2016

Matthew Logan Vasquez, self-released his debut solo album, Solicitor Returns - "Personal" Video and Tour Dates- Plays the Bootleg Theater in LA tonight SAT 2nd

Delta Spirit frontman, Matthew Logan Vasquez, self-released his debut solo album, Solicitor Returns, on Feb 9th and has been touring the world since. He recently killed it in Austin for SXSW and is playing all over the place. Check out tour details below.

04.01 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
04.02 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
04.03 - Federal Bar - Long Beach, CA
04.05 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
04.07 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
04.08 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
04.09 - The Cobalt - Vancouver, BC
04.11 - Top Hat Lounge - Missoula, MT
04.12 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
04.14 - Lost Lake - Denver, CO
04.15 - Reverb - Omaha, NE
04.16 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, MO 04.18 - Moeller Monday - Davenport, IA

04.19 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
04.20 - Frequency - Madison, WI
04.22 - Pabst Theater Group Presents: Live from the Back Room - Milwaukee, WI
04.23 - Space - Chicago, IL
04.24 - Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN
04.25 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
04.26 - Magic Bag - Detroit, MI
04.27 - Drake - Toronto, ON
04.29 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
04.30 - Cafe 939 - Boston, MA
05.01 - Columbus Theatre - Providence, RI
05.03 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
05.04 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
05.05 - DC9 - Washington, DC
05.06 - Cat's Cradle - Durham, NC
05.07 - Mothlight - Asheville, NC
05.09 - Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN
05.10 - Zanzabar - Louisville KY
05.12 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
05.13 - Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
05.14 - Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg, MS

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01. Solicitor Returns
02. Maria
03. Personal
04. I Bet It All
05. Everything I Do Is Out
06. Black East River
07. Stand Up
08. Bound To Her
09. New York
10. Muerte Tranquila
2015 (The Year of The Ram) had been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he finally decided to go it alone FOR THE FIRST TIME, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, released November, 2015, and a the full length LP, Solicitor Returns February, 2016, that shortly followed. This sea- change is reflected on the EP’s stunning psych-folk-rock opener, a ballsy 18-minute track (yes EIGHTEEN minutes) that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby’s mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past on mescaline. Matt actually grew up in Austin (and Dana Point, CA too) and the song is a slice of his life–an autobiography that isn’t even close to being finished– an epic American saga that reflects his skill as a remarkable modern songwriter still on the rise. If Richard Linklater could write a song, this would be it.

“Matt’s voice and words have that Nashville outcast vibe to it,” says Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival and a longtime champion of Matt’s music. “He’s not California, he’s not Texas, he’s not Brooklyn—even though he’s lived in all of those places. He’s a transplant and a vagabond, which is why he embodies folk and rock music. For a singer- songwriter, he is truly refreshing.”

Matt went solo for simple reasons– to return to the style of rock he loves. And when he went solo he REALLY went solo. He plays every instrument on the record, except for two drum tracks and one guitar track. You will hear his new material and you will hear Iggy Pop. Neil Young. Kurt Cobain. Gram Parsons. But ultimately, you’re hearing Matthew Logan Vasquez. A man young at heart, who loves the shit out of rock music… loves it so much that it’s been his life’s goal to make the masses reconnect with her spirit. But he’s become a father, and he’s been through some shit. His dad was a bomb builder. Fact.

At the end of the day, Matt’s objective as a singer, a poet, a preacher, a believer in this beautiful bullshit we call “RocknRoll,” is to find some harmony through life’s confusion and to make you feel good about yourself. He’ll be spreading his message via his wonderful songs starting in the fall of 2015. You better go put your dimes in his collection basket. Are there better things you can be doin with those dimes?

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