Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blues Man Matty T Wall, acclaimed by Guitar World, releases new album 'Blue Skies'

Blistering fretwork, soulful vocals and sterling song craft; with Blue Skies, his latest release, Matty T Wall pays homage to the masters of the blues while carving his own distinctive signature into the walls of this rich musical legacy.

From Perth, Australia, Matty originally discovered his chosen genre while exploring the roots of rock. As a disciple of musical history, his artistry traces tributaries of his influences back to their sources – from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix -- while delivering a fervent, modern take on a deeply traditional form. A ferocious band ignites a slate of songs that retain a rough and ready live quality with a potent rhythm section and swirling keyboards framing Matty’s signature guitar and confessional voice.

Incisive, engaging and adventurous, Matty T Wall is a young man with an old soul and new music. With his latest release, he blows away the clouds to reveal Blue Skies.

Matty T Wall is already well on his way to joining legends just like Dave Hole, Bon Scott (ACDC) and the John Butler Trio. “I am like an elastic band pulled really tight, ready to go,” he says. “That’s how I feel about my music.” In his youth following bands like Metallica and Sepultura he recognised how they honored the blues masters before them, aspiring to be at their level he got into the blues and since Matty has "never gotten out of it.".

Having studied many disciplines such as flamenco, swing jazz and funk Matty is recognised as a master of the guitar. He wrings raw emotions from as little as a single note by bending the strings of his beloved 1961 Les Paul Custom into tantalising sounds that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up to attention. He is not just playing music of the past though, he is redefining the genre with his modern stance and influences..- By Derek Cromb, announcer on 89.7 FM’s Play The Blues., Rhythm Magazine Blues At Bridgetown 2013

Marty's review: Matty T Wall certainly knows his blues and has honed them to perfection on his debut album. Prepare yourself for an assault on the senses (in a good way) and be blown away by this multi-talented guitarist/songwriter that has taken the blues to another level.An amazing collection of original tracks plus his covers of blues classics like Voodoo Chile and Hellhound On My Trail.

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