Following a rigorous 2019 touring schedule, Carolina Appalachian folk soloist MATT HECKLER embarks on his first tour of the year this week. MATT HECKLER continues to tour in support of his latest LP, After The Flood, which saw release last year through Anti-Corporate Music in conjunction with tour dates supporting labelmates Lost Dog Street Band.
The new tour sees MATT HECKLER supporting Santa Cruz bluegrass/country outfit Devil Makes Three. Beginning this Thursday, January 16th, the tour will run the Eastern US Coast from New England into the Southwest with eighteen performances through February 8th. See all currently confirmed performances below and watch for additional dates to be announced.
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MATT HECKLER w/ Devil Makes Three:
1/16/2020 The Warehouse – Fairfield, CT
1/17/2020 The Strand – Providence, RI
1/18/2020 Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
1/19/2020 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
1/22/2020 Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA
1/23/2020 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore MD
1/24/2020 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/25/2020 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
1/26/2020 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
1/29/2020 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
1/30/2020 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
1/31/2020 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
2/01/2020 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
2/04/2020 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
2/05/2020 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
2/06/2020 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
2/07/2020 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/08/2020 Emo’s – Austin, TX
MATT HECKLER is the fiddle player you want to believe still exists. Veering from Appalachia to Romania, Ireland to the Catskills, his music is definitively unsafe and entirely his own. The Catskills, where he grew up, and the Carolina Appalachians he calls home are old mountains, but the kids there are more likely to be raised on punk than old time string bands. HECKLER took both with him when he left and sharpened a distinctive sound on banjo and fiddle the scientific way, as a street performer who could measure the days artistic growth in single dollar bills.
Attracting the attention of musicians, as well as passers-by, he spent half a decade touring and releasing three albums with the band Deep Chatham. Since then his room silencing solo act has become an exciting yet poorly kept secret in DIY music scenes around the country. After The Flood will be his first full-length release showcasing a songwriting ability that audiences, distracted by his casually virtuosic musicianship, might have previously overlooked. Don’t wait for his next reinvention, find MATT HECKLER now and remember what music should be.