The Bluegrass Situation premieres gorgeous first song from Matt the Electrician’s expansive 7” series

“Ramble along with this one and you might just wind up in your happy place.” Those are the Bluegrass Situation’s instructions for listening to Matt the Electricians new song “The Bear.” It’s the first track from the Austin, TX singer and songwriter’s expansive new 7” series. Listen to “The Bear” here.

For the initial 7”, out October 23rd (and available digitally as well), Matt worked with Austin , TX bluegrass upstarts Wood & Wire. Matt’s expertly distilled songcraft is buoyed by Wood & Wire’s acoustic instrumentation. “The Bear” is a gorgeously rendered examination of growing old and living in a constantly expanding city. “Never Had A Gun” immediately draws you in with it’s opening lines “never had a gun, think it would be heavy, if I was the only one,” driving forward with gorgeous harmonies, instantly memorable melodies, and banjo and mandolin wrapping around heavy acoustic guitar strums.

For the 7” series, Matt decided it was time to try something new.  Having spent nearly two decades building a fervent fan base for his music, touring 150-plus days a year and regularly drawing hundreds out to shows in his current hometown of Austin, TX, Matt wasn’t sure if a typical album cycle was the right path for a working class musician like himself. Instead, he is embarking on the series of 7” releases. Each 7” release will find Matt collaborating with a different artist, including Dana Falconberry and Little Brave, with more collaborators to be announced. Each 7” will be released when they’re finished, following their predecessor by three or four months.

Read more about why Matt has decided to try the 7” series route via a guest blog he wrote for Hypebot. Find more information here.


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