Thursday, 16 June 2011

ARTIST BIO - Major Matt Mason

Major Matt Mason USA is the stage name for NYC based songwriter / producer Matt Roth’s solo projects. Inspired by the homemade tapes of Daniel Johnston, MMM’s first recordings appeared in cassette format around 1994. He as since released 5 full length albums (on CD and CDR) and two 7” singles on his own label Olive Juice Music and Teenage Fanclub drummer Francis MacDonald’s Glasgow based label Shoeshine Records. The music is riddled with influences that range from the paired down songwriting of early Bob Dylan to the more noisy elements of The Velvet Underground or Yo La Tengo. Matt is also a member of the bands Schwervon! and Kansas State Flower. The DIY spirit is a big part of MMM’s art and lifestyle as he continues to carve a niche for himself and others in the ever evolving stew of Modern American Folk music.

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