Matt Butler – New Album
It’s time. I’m going to record my debut full-length album. I’ll say it again so it sinks in a little more, for you and for me. I’m going to be recording my first full-length album!! This past year I took a trip deep down the songwriting rabbit hole, and I somehow managed to find my way back home bringing with me eleven of the most personal and exciting tunes I’ve ever written. To help do so, I spent the year grinding away at my vocal and guitar chops, completely humbling myself before the craft. On top of that, I’ve had the opportunity to put together a truly outstanding band. Not only is each member a musical powerhouse, individually contributing their elements to what is now a real sound to be reckoned with, but they’ve each proven to be excellent friends, mentors and teachers. Each time I play with these guys I learn something. I’m getting better every day. Together, we’ve put together a pretty badass live show, and this past year has seen us share bills with the likes of Willie Nile, Norah Jones, and even Neil Young!
And now it’s time to get serious. We want to take all the collective magic we’ve created over the past year and lay it down on record. These are songs that you’ve heard. You’ve seen me play them stripped down at solo acoustic performances. You’ve seen the first version, the 2nd version, felt the rhythms shift, take shape and lock together. You’ve heard the lyrics take on their own voice. You’ve heard my stories, you know the characters. You know me. And there’s so much more to tell! There is so much heart in this music that when I think about it sometimes mine wants to explode. . . The passion I feel for this seems limitless, and every time the music has demanded further commitment I’ve surrendered and simply put one foot in front of the other, no matter how scared. So now I’m committing not only to myself and to the music, but also to you. I need your help to make this thing happen. I need you to share a little of the risk, the pain, the frustration and the joy of what it is to create an album. To do the thing you love the most and that you are most afraid to do. And I want you involved every step of the way. Via this page, I’m going to be offering tons of exclusive content, some of which will be available as we record. I intend to document the process and to invite you to share it. I want to hear from you, and I want you to know what this music is really about. I want you to know what I am really about. And just to make it clear again, without you, this music doesn’t exist. This is for all of us. Thank you so much for all of your support, I couldn’t have gotten here without you. Thank you,