Photo: Alexis Gross
When singer-songwriter Matt Maeson performs his music, the level of pure talent and energy he brings to the stage is unquestionable. Now, the Virginia native has made his national television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing his breakout single “Cringe,” leaving those watching in a state of awe.
The road leading the indie-folk singer to where he is now has not been without its fair share of challenges, but after overcoming addiction, jail time, and more, he has grown through hard times to release a collection of heart-wrenching music. From his 2017 debut EP Who Killed Matt Maeson, 2018 EP The Hearse, to his 2019 album debut Bank On The Funeral, the singer has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with. Maeson is unafraid of embracing his pasting transforming his harshest experiences to truly stunning music. Fans are able to witness Maeson learn and grow through the duration of a song, an EP, an album.
Those who have been watching the singer-songwriter throughout the years may feel like proud parents after watching his television debut. If you haven’t seen the magical late night performance of Maeson’s hit track “Cringe,” a self-reflective song about how his past actions were affecting his relationships and himself, you can below.
Before his TV debut, longtime friend and musician grandson remixed Maeson’s lead track “I Just Don’t Care That Much” off of his debut album. The energetic song about losing his sense of self was given even more edge. Maeson’s sound is limitless and the remix gives such an awesome additional fire to the intense track–listen for yourself below.
Maeson is hitting the road later this year on his Ones to Watch presented The Day You Departed Tour. See if the folk singer is hitting a city near you below and grab tickets here before it’s too late!
08/17 Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival
08/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
08/20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
08/22 Albany, NY @ The Hollow
08/23 Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
08/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
08/26 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
08/27 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
08/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
09/21 Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
10/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner
10/18 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/21 Charlotte, NC @ Underground
10/22 Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/23 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Variety
10/26 Johnson City, TN @ TN
10/27 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/30 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/01 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
11/03 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
11/05 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/06 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
11/08 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/11 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
11/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/18 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/20 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
For more from the incredibly talented artist, watch Maeson’s “All Eyes On” performance of “Cringe” and interview with Ones to Watch below.