Listening to Calgarian Matt Blais’ latest effort, “The Heartbeat”, I’m reminded of The Gaslight Anthem. A bit of an homage to Bruce Springsteen, like TGA, but with his own gravelly voice that’s more Dylanesque, and a rockier backline that has significant blues overtones.
Check out his video for “Goodbye Sunshine” above. Matt’s just announced a tour that will see him play all four western provinces after starting in the Rocky Mountains, and delve into Ontario for handful of shows as well including Indie Week in Toronto. He’ll conclude the tour with a performance at Blank-Fest in his hometown. Full gig listing below.