Preorder the new record coming October 9th, 2020
Hello, music lovers.
Welcome to my website! Thank you for stopping by.
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be having a virtual CD release on October 9th, via my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/matt.giles.10. A live show release will have to wait until music venues in Austin safely reopen. You can pre-order the CD right now, right here. If you order between now and October 9th, you name will go in that hat for a prize drawing the night of the release. So far, the giveaways are 2 quarts of raw honey from my beehive, but more prizes will be added in the next few weeks!
I’m proud of how this record turned out. I think it sounds great and that these songs have been fully realized. Here are a few quotes from some groovy people who’ve had a listen:
“This record though is like a songbook of American music from Memphis and anywhere south and east from that point. There are equal parts Toussaint and Steve Cropper and Eddie Hinson, interwoven seamlessly.” -Jon Dee Graham
“Matt creates vignettes and stories with sing-a-long simplicity and groove for miles. I can’t help but smile when listening to Year Of The Dog these songs that I’ve had the pleasure to hear live so artfully embellished but never heavy-handed.” -Seela
“Sweet Matty G brings all the slinky, greasy, grooving, sweaty rock club mojo. Year of the Dog has more vibe, character, and old-school cool than the Jungle Room at Graceland.” -Stephen Belans
“I’ve been dying to hear Matt’s record since we got to play an amazing song he’d written for it at Gospel Brunch a few months ago. Matt has always been the complete guitar player and a tremendous gentleman, and now it seems he’s also a world-class songwriter and recording artist. Right on!” -Rich Brotherton
No gigs are currently scheduled.