Matthew McNeal

SONGS FOR THE RIDE HOME

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     After teaming up with Joey McClellan (BNQT, Israel Nash) and McKenzie Smith (Midlake, St. Vincent) for his 2015 release 'Compadre', McNeal and company have spent the past few years touring extensively to cultivate a grassroots movement behind their music. Performing across Texas with various acts since the age of fifteen, 24 year-old McNeal has persistently shown a hunger for sharing his work as well as steady growth in both songwriting and musicality. Surviving as an independent artist by building a large repertoire of content and touring heavily across the United States, the group continues to catch the attention of blogs and tastemakers across the country. McNeal and company aim to defy genre with a timeless sound and create music with a sense of purpose.

     Striving to bring the spirit of genuine american roots-rock and high-caliber songwriting into the modern era of music without gimmick, McNeal and long-time drummer Andre Black teamed up with Israel Nash and his band at Nash's Plum Creek Sound studio in the heart of the Texas hill country. With Grammy award-winning Ted Young (The Rolling Stones, Kurt Vile) at the helm of a 1971 16-track Studer tape machine, the group spent four days recording nine tracks for the upcoming 'Good Luck' LP. The collection of work revolves around the notion that the americana music mold can be broken, straying away from sad-bastard crooning and 'heard it before' blues rock. McNeal and company replace those common staples with songs of redemption and hope over powerful, driving musicality influenced by the sounds of everyone from Bob Dylan to Kings of Leon to Prince. With the world seemingly becoming a darker place to live every day, the group believes that music can be a light for people- a reminder of the positive things in life that are found in experiences along the way. 


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LATEST WORK (unreleased)

'Good Luck' LP // 2017

- Produced by Joey McClellan and Plum Creek Sound

- Engineered by Ted Young, Joey McClellan

- Mixed by Ted Young

- Mastered by Jessica Thompson, Coast Mastering

 

LATEST WORK (released)

'Compadre' LP // released June 2015

- Produced by Joey McClellan, McKenzie Smith

- Engineered by Joey McClellan

- Mixed by McKenzie Smith

- Mastered by Kim Rosen, Knack Mastering


Good Luck LP (front)

Good Luck LP (back)


PRESS

   "It’s dramatic, it’s ambitious and it embodies brilliant flourishes. Well-thought out and executed the album surprisingly becomes one that has tunes that leave you wanting more." - John Apice (No Depression) on 'Compadre'
   "A high energy, captivating singer songwriter, Matthew McNeal has the uncanny ability to make the stories of the everyman timeless and seemingly effortless... He's a little of everything." - Greg Jones (Ear To The Ground)
   “If you need help finding Americana, we have a hell of a place to start. Matthew McNeal’s “Lost & Found” is a gem of Americana in some seriously trying times." Greg Shaw (Nanobot Rock)

BOOKING

Alan Brown // alan@pleaseandthankyoubooking.com

Please & Thank You Booking // pleaseandthankyoubooking.com

 

CONTACT

matthewmcnealmusic@gmail.com

TOUR HISTORY

Presence in the southern region (TX, OK, AR, AL, TN, MS)

Presence in the midwest (MO, IL, IA, IN, MN, OH)

Presence in the west (NM, CA, OR, CO)

Presence in the east (WV, PA, NC)

McNeal's fall tour ran from 9/9 until 11/15

Spring touring runs from 2/9 until 4/22


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