Mat D & the Profane Saints – Small Town Burning
Mat D – Gasoline Rattle
It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a “What’s on the iPod” entry. Not that I haven’t gotten any new music lately. More likely that I’ve gotten so much that I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. I did download a couple of albums last week though that I felt like I needed to share with the group. I learned about Mat D & the Profane Saints through a podcast from Americana Roots, and I have to say, I’m pretty darn impressed.
Mat D (aka Mathew deRiso) has obviously taken notes from guys like Steve Earle & James McMurtry. He’s making gritty roots rock music with decent lyrics & a strong musical backbone. Plus he has the chops & the voice to back it all up. If you’re a fan of Americana or Roots Rock, I recommend giving these guys a listen.
Here’s what others have to say;
“Mat d. combines the best of old acoustic roots / folk / country blues music with leading edge Americana blues and a hard driving gospel flavor to produce Folk Rising’s pick for this year’s top folk album.”
Gary Kappenman – Folk Rising
” Mat’s songs are funny, crusty, dirty glimpses into an America out beyond the strip malls. The subjects of his songs flash by like memories of a road trip, with recurring themes of faith, cynicism, and finding what love the world throws at us.”
Jim Pipkin – HickoryWind.org
” This album from Mat D provides some fine additions to the canon of country – and indeed popular – songs. There are songs on this album that will (or at least should if there is any justice in this world) become standards.
Editor – BluesBunny.com
Listen to the song “Bound for Glory” from Mat’s solo acoustic album Gasoline Rattle HERE.