May shows at Crash! Boom! Bang! and the Red Rock  have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Upcoming performances are still pending at this time.  Apologies to friends and fans.  Stay safe and stay healthy.  Thank you.

SHOWS CANCELLED

Mat D now streaming on Soundcloud

Mat D now streaming on Soundcloud.com    You can download and stream brand new recordings on the Soundcloud app or by visiting the link here

Mat D's The Cathouse Sessions available for FREE download

A new EP is available for download at the link below.  The Cathouse sessions produced by Mike Dresch features three re-recorded and rewritten versions of The Angel of the Lost Highway, Bikini Bull Riding and Gambling, Girls and Guns.  Recorded at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls SD - a studio that will close for good at the end of February 2020.  All the best to Mike Dresch and his family as he closes out twenty years at one of the most popular and prolific studios in the Midwest. 

Download the EP here 

Mat D Recording New Music

Mat D is heading to the studio this week to begin recording new music.  New material is slated for the studio as well as updated versions of older songs from previous  releases that have been re-worked and re-written.  Some songs will be made available digitally as singles while others will be compiled for a new solo album.  This will be Mat's first full studio album since 2010's critically acclaimed "Plank Road Drag" and the first of many new songs to come.  

"The new material is taking on a different direction- One song has been developed and it features  piano- something new to me and my recordings.  I'm very excited to hear what happens moving forward- very excited for the music to see the light of day" 

Regarding the re-worked versions of older songs deRiso adds

"...Over the years you get used to playing songs a certain way.  Band members and players arrange parts the way they hear them and the songs take on a life of their own once it all comes together.  What I'll be doing is taking some of my favorite and truthfully least favorite songs from the Profane Saints catalog and re-invent them for a solo setting and frame them for the future. These songs still have a lot of life left in them and I'm excited to see what I'm able to come up with in the studio. "

 Visit www.MatDHardLuckAmericana.com for more updates.  The new songs, once complete will be available to download on the site and bandcamp.com before they hit digital retailers and streaming services.  Stay tuned and thank you for your continued support!

Plank Road Drag Available on Vinyl

Matd's 2010 solo album is now available on vinyl

You read that right...Plank Road Drag is now available on Vinyl!  Copies are available by mail order only. 

Purchase your copy at the link below.

Click here to check out my new vinyl record.

New Solo Album in the Works

(photo by Matt Downing Hard Rock Hotel 2017)

Mat D is currently working on a new solo album for 2020.  The album should be written by the close of 2019.  Mat plans on heading to the studio after the New Year with producer Mike Dresch at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls South Dakota.  A few singles will be available for preview and download as the sessions progress towards the album's completion.  This will be the first fully produced solo album since 2010's Plank Road Drag.

Stay tuned for more updates. Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you 6th Meridian Hop Farm 

Thank you to the good folks at the 6th Meridian Hop Farm in Yankton, SD.  Much appreciation for the hospitality.  I encourage all of my friends and fans to visit them.  Great venue.  Nice folks.

My next live appearance will be as a part of the Music at the Meridian music series in Yankton, SD for the Writers in the Round on Thursday July 11.  This is a family friendly gig that features Myself, Burlap Wolf King, Matt Fockler and Rich Show.  Music from 6-8pm.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Plank Road Drag to be available on Vinyl 

Plank Road Drag - Mat D's solo album from 2010 will soon be available on vinyl via mail order.  Putting the finishing touches together on a re-mastered release on vinyl.  More updates and a release date to coming soon.  Stay tuned.

Mat D and the Profane Saints 2006-2019 

It's the end of the road for Mat D and the Profane Saints.  After thirteen years as a group the band has ended.

 

From Mat D -

"Thank you all for your support for the last thirteen years. It has been an honor and pleasure to getting to know you all. I cannot thank you enough for the support and energy you gave this band. We would not have accomplished all that we had without you all. I will cherish all of the wonderful memories we made together. Blessings and Peace to you all.

I would like to personally thank Kurt Mullins and Jeff Deignan for their incredible talents over a decade plus of recording and performing.  I would also like to thank Barry Hodges for his talent and dedication for the past few years in the band.  I have been blessed to play with musicians of this caliber.  It has been an honor to perform alongside them.  They are and will be dearly missed.

I would also like to thank Shawn Blomberg, Bob Birch, Bill Harstad and Kelli Glasgow for their musical contributions to the band.  Much appreciation.

I would also like to thank Monty Girard and Kelley Fischer - the best road crew a band could ever ask for."

The band has ended. The music remains. Mat D plans on continuing to write, record and perform solo. Much appreciation for the kind comments, memories and support.

Upcoming Dates in South Dakota this Spring and Summer 

 

 

 

 

Mat D will perform solo at the following venues this Spring and Summer.

 

Rock Rock  Rowena SD   May 17  8:30pm No Cover Charge

6th Meridian Hop Farm  Yankton SD  June 15  5:30pm

The Copper Room  Yankton SD July 26  8pm

 

For more information regarding the gigs listed above please visit the UPCOMING LIVE APPEARANCES section on this website. 

More dates to be announced soon!  Thank you for your support. 

 

Welcome to MatDHardLuckAmericana.com 

Welcome to the new and official website of singer-songwriter Mat D.  This is the official site for news, live appearances and updates.  Mat D is currently at work writing a new solo material to debut and record in the not too distant future.  Be on the lookout for new merchandise available at the online store very soon.  Gig announcements are updated weekly - make sure to check Upcoming Live Appearances.  This Spring and Summer Mat is sticking close to home with gigs booked regionally in South Dakota.

Thank you for your visit and continued support.  Much appreciation.