Americana Roots Artist Matt Epp Releases Superb Collection Called “Shadowlands”

I love the music that Matt Epp has out right now. It’s nice fun and upbeat mellow rock. It’s clean and fresh and not muddy. The instrumentation and vocals are paired perfectly and the harmonies are truly inviting.

This is a great collection and I know you’ll love it. The guitar rifts are pristine and tight. Behind the guitar is a well balanced percussion section.

“Not unlike Ryan Adams, Epp has this weighty pitch that travels right to the core, and can either make your heart feel incredibly heavy or lift you right to your feet. If you like music, you’ll like this.” – Uptown Magazine

“Runaway” is brilliant. It’s a great song for summer fun and the video will take you there to river, to the water, with friends and allow you to enjoy the feeling of being there even though you may only be watching from the sidelines.

Matt Epp is an award winning songwriter and super talented musician/artist. He is part of a rare breed of talent that will not only mesmerize you with the lyrics and melody of a song, he will place you in the song.

“…the main thing is that Matt Epp is simply one of the best of a generation of fine songwriters emerging in this country over the last decade or so, and carrying forward the torch of Canadian songwriting that goes back to Lightfoot, Mitchell, Young, Cohen and Cockburn. It’s what we’re really good at.” —Gary Cristall, Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Epps voice and singing ability is easy on your ears, your heart and your mind. It’s like pure waves of enjoyment. It’s not harsh, it’s inviting. He reminds me of Neil Young, I like the essence of his voice.

Born in the Canadian Prairies, he has attained great admiration from listeners all around the world and now we are able to present his music to you here.

Please take a break and enjoy his video for “Runaway”:

Performing on this album are Jon Radford (drums in Steelism), we have Micah Hulscher (keys for Margo Price), ‘Champagne’ James Robertson (guitars for Lindi Ortega), then we have Joel Couture (Matt’s long-time bassist), and of course we must mention the lovely background sounds of The O’Pears, Sweet Alibi and Brandy Zdan. Matt Epp presents in the genre/style of Americana, Roots Rock, Folk, and Soft Rock. He has been liked to artists such as Ryan Adams, John Mayer, and Neil Young.

This album was recorded at Dark Horse Studio in Franklin TN and produced by Aaron Goldstein. It was mixed by John Paul Peters, of Private Ear in Winnipeg, MB, and mastered by Gavin Lurssen, of Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, CA. It is available in CD and also in a limited edition vinyl format.

Just a few of the accolades for Matt are Radio Charting on National Radio (CBC Radio 2 Top 20) – in the top 5 for 12 weeks in 2015, he was nominated for WCMA Award in Canada in 2014, and also received nomination for Songwriter Discovery of the Year with Sirius XM Coffee House in 2010.

Epp is not a novice nor a stranger to this industry. He has made great accomplishments throughout his career and continues to build a huge following around the world. Over the last 13 years he has released at least 10 or more collections of some of the most beautiful folk rock and Americana music available for your listening pleasure.

Be sure to visit the sites below and check out his website for possible show dates in your area. Matt Epp is timeless.

“I took my time writing this album. I didn’t just include songs that I was trying to make ‘hits’ from. This is my 10th studio album but it feels like a debut for me; it could be self-titled. I think I was/am using the process of this album to work through a lot of challenges and it’s the first time I’ve given an album of mine a role that important. Maybe I thought I had to have answers before. Now I’m asking questions, and am better off having no answers.” ~ Matt Epp ~

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Sherryl is a Senior Writer and Columnist with Nashville Music Guide and her column/blog, Lyrics N Legends has been featured since 2012. Her articles has graced the cover and have appeared as feature stories in the NMG print edition. Craig is a Licensed Certified Belief Therapist and Entertainment Journalism is one of her many passions. She is also a member of WMMW, Women of Music Music of Women, a non profit organization in support of women in the music industry. WMMW also appears here in Nashville Music Guide.

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