Matt Blake (from the album All the Dirt in Town) - Folk Rock, Americana, slow rolling chords and rhythm, warm organ tones and crafty guitar licks all back Matt Blake on his recent release, All the Dirt in Town. Matt collects ten stories relating to love and life, all confided to the listener rather than explained or defined. Matt Blake has a knack for presenting his stories as shared personal experiences, observations, and points of view. He engages in conversations as he opens up a audio scrap book filled with images of humans walking the ways of the heart (“Afternoon’s Enough”), trying to explain the smile that shows when love walks in the room (“I Don't Want to Have to Explain”), and erasing the past with the simple act of denial (“That Wasn’t Me”).
The ability to clearly turn life into words is the first tool singer/songwriters add to their song kits. Matt Blake uses similar techniques, and blends in the secret recipe of masking himself within the emotions and skin of his characters. All the Dirt in Town was recorded with Doug Pettibone at Phantom Vox in Los Angeles, California, the new hometown adopted by Matt Blake after a move west form Austin, Texas. Lucinda Williams stops by All the Dirt in Town to guest duet on the track “Whichever Way the Wind Blows”, and another name musician is represented in song, as Matt lists closet fans of The Rolling Stones as he drags out skeletons with “Keith Richards’ Bones”. Southern Soul is a sweet breeze that softens the hurt in “Damaging” as All the Dirt in Town suggests that having someone by your side makes “Poor Men” rich while Matt Blake closes out the album singing “Wild One” to sleep.
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