Matt Maeson Is Pro-Hilary Duff and Anti-Birds | Quick 6

As our team is gearing up for our annual coverage of Lollapalooza, we've been sifting through our archives and uncovering some of our favorite moments with artists that have played the festival in the past. Check out our "Quick 6″ interview with Matt Maeson and discover his greatest fears, desires, and Hilary Duff fandom.

Matt Maeson is one of Ones to Watch's favorite up-and-coming alternative minds. Hailing from Virginia Beach, Maeson had a rollercoaster of an upbringing, spending his childhood volunteering with his parents' outreach ministry before getting caught up in drugs and eventually spending a short stint in prison. After his release, the singer turned his experiences from his tumultuous youth into art by writing songs during the precious hours between his construction job and performing community service. In a few short years, the introspective songcrafter went from touring the US in a humble Hyundai and writing songs on the road to releasing his debut album Bank on the Funeral ahead of his Ones to Watch-presented headlining tour this summer.


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