Mat D perform live on South Dakota Public Radio in Sioux Falls on Friday July 26th from 11 AM till Noon. Tune into SDPB online to hear the interview and acoustic performance. You can listen online using the link below.
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.
Mat D now streaming on Soundcloud
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!
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.