Matthew Logan Vasquez (of The Delta Spirit) Announces Tour

2015 (The Year of The Ram) had been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he finally decided to go it alone FOR THE FIRST TIME, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, released November, 2015, and a the full length LP, Solicitor Returns February, 2016, that shortly followed. This sea- change is reflected on the EP’s stunning psych-folk-rock opener, a ballsy 18-minute track (yes EIGHTEEN minutes) that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby’s mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past on mescaline. Matt actually grew up in Austin (and Dana Point, CA too) and the song is a slice of his life–an autobiography that isn’t even close to being finished– an epic American saga that reflects his skill as a remarkable modern songwriter still on the rise. If Richard Linklater could write a song, this would be it.

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Matt went solo for simple reasons– to return to the style of rock he loves. And when he went solo he REALLY went solo. He plays every instrument on the record, except for two drum tracks and one guitar track. You will hear his new material and you will hear Iggy Pop. Neil Young. Kurt Cobain. Gram Parsons. But ultimately, you’re hearing Matthew Logan Vasquez. A man young at heart, who loves the shit out of rock music… loves it so much that it’s been his life’s goal to make the masses reconnect with her spirit. But he’s become a father, and he’s been through some shit. His dad was a bomb builder. Fact.

At the end of the day, Matt’s objective as a singer, a poet, a preacher, a believer in this beautiful bullshit we call “RocknRoll,” is to find some harmony through life’s confusion and to make you feel good about yourself. He’ll be spreading his message via his wonderful songs starting in the fall of 2015. You better go put your dimes in his collection basket. Are there better things you can be doin with those dimes?

4/26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag

4/27 – Toronto, ON @ Drake

4/29 – New York, NY @ Mercury

4/30 – Boston, MA @ cafe 939

5/1 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

5/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

5/4 – Pittsburg, PA @ Club Cafe

5/5 – Washington, DC @ DC9

5/6 – Durham, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

5/7 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight

5/9 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light

5/10 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

5/12 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy

5/13 – ATLANTA, GA @ SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL

5/14 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo

MLV WHOLE LOTTA SWIMMING HOLES TOUR 2016

7/16 – OKC @ 89th Street Collective

7/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room

7/18 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live

NEWPORT FOLK FEST/ Middle Brother SOLD OUT

7/25 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square

7/26 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

7/27 – Asbury Park, NJ @The Saint

7/29 – Charleston, SC @ The Royal American

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About The Author

You can find me wherever live music is happening. I teach Insanity Live in Nashville, TN, and am creating my own workout to be taught in a live format. I am a singer/songwriter with a penchant for punk and American roots rock. @goseelivemusic

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