105.5 The Colorado Sound, Westword and Twist & Shout Present
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
by todd snider
i started making up songs in 1986.
i made an album in 1994.
i also started a tour in 1994
and that tour is, in a way, still going.
i never made a record so good
that i could just sit home
or did a show so bad
that i had to.
and man, i’ve done some shit shows,
shit albums too.
some of them are pretty good though,
but you know,
it’s been a while.
i really need to put out a good album soon
or i'm finished.
sometimes these days i sing with a band.
i think we made a good album.
david schools of widespread panic is our leader.
i make up our lyrics....we’re a jam band.
our songs only go on about an hour or so but they’re still pretty long.
cool people jam with us all the time and we have like a million shirts and shit.
i personally think we’re the seventh best band in the whole jam thing.
on this tour i am coming to town with nothing but my guitar and stories
like the old days.
pick a little
talk a little
pick a little
talk a little
cheap cheap cheap
talk a lot
pick a little more.
and not to brag,
but i also wrote a book that everybody loves
so i am an author now.
plus i play everywhere,
pretty much all the time
everybody shows up
and they pretty much always love it.
Matt McCormack is a unique blend of Native American heritage, a soulful Memphis upbringing and his original Austin/San Antonio style of well-crafted songwriting. At age 17, McCormack got his first dose of rock-n-roll chaos as the opening act for Blind Melon. Soon after, McCormack really got his musical feet wet as the van driver for Todd Snider’s first US tour. Matt’s appreciation and affinity for songwriting stems from listening to Todd’s record collection.
McCormack then moved to Austin, TX with childhood friend and current Miranda Lambert guitarist, Alex Weeden. Their band Choker Montana was a fierce mix of country rock and alternative folk that paved an original sound amongst the Austin, TX 6th Street scene.
McCormack later went solo with his album Tonopah, soon landing him on the “Best Of” list on AAA station KGSR as well as being named on the ‘Best New Act’ poll in the Austin Chronicle. McCormack’s band often boasted powerful line-ups including Austin elites Will Sexton, Stephen Doster and Bill Carter. “Here We Go Again”, McCormack’s second effort was soon shelved due to a contractual agreement with KISS’ Gene Simmons. They collaborated on a soon-to-be released single titled “Pride.”
Although never officially released, “Here We Go Again” spawned “Easy For You”, a song that was featured in the LionsGate film “Dead Of Winter.” There was also commercial placement for another track called “Lucky Tonight”. During that same time, shows with Ian Moore, Raul Malo, Alejandro Escovedo, Double Trouble, Doyle Bramhall 2, Charlie Sexton, and Todd Snider (just to name a few) broadened new horizons for McCormack as a performer and artist.
McCormack’s next venture was his brainchild Rock Bottom Choir. RBC included a solid Austin lineup produced by Will Sexton. The George Harrison-inspired record gained a cult following with its live shows and infectious country+rock melodies. The focus and spirit of the band was to raise money and feed the homeless. The Rock Bottom Choir was responsible for generating 250,000 meals and an album appropriately titled “For All The Saints.”
McCormack moved to LA in 2006 where he continued to play both full band and solo acoustic shows in Southern California. A residency in Nashville was born as McCormack dove into songwriting and experimented with different artistic formulas. The Nashville jaunt matured Matt as an artist and left him with a stack of unreleased material.
In 2012, McCormack transitioned into artist management for friends and cohorts Bill Carter and Will Sexton. These efforts led to worldwide press chops, including an appearance on David Letterman for Bill Carter and Johnny Depp. Soon after, a devastating and traumatic home flood derailed McCormack’s musical endeavors. Bob Dylan’s guitarist, Charlie Sexton, quickly made a public announcement in support of a benefit show for Matt and his family. The SIMS foundation in Austin has helped McCormack regain solid ground and afforded him the foundation to move forward.
“Life In Stereo” is the upcoming release that showcases McCormack’s strengths in melodic storytelling. The first single “Pride,” is a collaborative co-write with Gene Simmons of KISS, one of McCormack’s childhood heroes. As Matt moves forward into unchartered waters, he is optimistic and inspired.
$30.00 - $35.00
Limited GA seating available
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
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