Alternative / Folk / Indie
Soul-baring singer/songwriter Matt Maeson hails from Virginia Beach, VA, where his parents played in Christian heavy-metal bands, and he was barred from listening to rock on the radio. Maeson grew up traveling with his parents' outreach ministry, gaining unlikely experience by performing in prisons and biker rallies. He himself fell into drugs, and then into jail, eventually getting out and working construction for 12 hours a day while doing community service on his days off. While his parents may not approve, rock influences like Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain and Jeff Buckley radiate through his alternative/indie sound.
Maeson drove from venue to venue on his first headlining US tour alone in a humble Hyundai, creating his Who Killed Matt Maeson EP on the road. Upon the release of The Hearse EP, Maeson followed 2017 with runs with Jaymes Young and Vallis Alps, as well as his major festival debuts at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Forecastle.
On his debut album, Bank on the Funeral, Maeson uses his deeply incisive songwriting to explore the tension between light and dark in his own life. The album redefines the limits of the classic singer/songwriter’s sensibility and shapes a sound that’s richly textured and gracefully experimental. And with his soulful vocal presence, Maeson again reveals the raw-nerve vulnerability that prompted TIME to praise him as “never afraid to investigate his past and his demons, resulting in songs that are clear-eyed in their honesty and raw around the edges.”
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