About Matt Harlan
With two studio albums to his name, Harlan exposes a range of influences, to interpret a generation steeped in plastic and filtered through the Hill Country limestone. His expressive vocals recall Chris Smither and Chris Knight, shading his poignant songs with soaring heart and aching grit.
Matt's second album, "Bow and Be Simple," was recorded in Denmark with backing band The Sentimentals. The collection features tunes in a variety of moods, unified by a cozy, almost vintage vibe and is being well received by national and international Americana radio, earning the #1 spot on the Euro Americana Charts (as did his debut, “Tips & Compliments”).
Harlan is a winner of multiple songwriting accolades, from outfits like American Songwriter and Billboard. Most recently he was named Singer-Songwriter of the Year in the 2013 Texas Music Awards and was featured alongside a stellar cast of characters (Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves) in the documentary, “For the Sake of the Song.”
Matt has been out on the road in the US and abroad opening for Americana greats such as Guy Clark and James McMurtry. Check the schedule for more details.