This hard-working musician finally gets some recognition!
Matthew Winters started off as a writer and later added music to his repertoire. He sang in bands of various genres in high school, but nothing fit until he started accompanying himself on guitar. His lyrics paint brutally realistic pictures of everyday life. One might be overcome by the darker aspects of his songs, but there's always some underlying hope or even a wry sense of humor beneath the surface. Matthew's voice is deep and raw...it's easy to see why many people call his style "acoustic punk." He has been writing, performing, and touring intensely in the past couple years, which resulted in a loyal following but only now is he getting broader attention. He earned The Inlander's "Band to Watch" designation in their 2010 Local Music Issue and will open the show at The Knitting Factory on Thursday, May 27th. He also has a new CD "From The Brink to the Dregs" that is soon to be released. This Sunday he will come by the Local Lounge to perform a half dozen songs live and spin a couple tunes from his new CD.
Hear the songs of Matthew Winters on Spokane's 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge this Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 10 pm PDT. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream at this website. Just click on the "Listen Live" link in the upper-left corner of this page. You can also listen to the live broadcast on your iPhone or Blackberry with the iheartradio app!
UPDATE: Here is Matthew Winters' entire Local Lounge show as high-quality, streaming audio: