Matt Epp is a troubadour in the purest sense. He lives on the road and crafts his songs from his experiences, from Mexico to Newfoundland and everywhere in between. His new album ‘Safe or Free’ is a testament to that lifestyle influenced by the geography of his travels and the relationships he develops along the way. Co-Produced with John Paul Peters (Waking Eyes, Comeback Kid) and recorded at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, MB, ‘Safe or Free’ proves Epp Canada’s folk-soul mystery collaborator.
The 12 songs on ‘Safe of Free’ showcase Epp’s dynamic vocal range and unique songwriting. From the unshakeable love duet This Old House (with Eliza Gilkyson), the dynamic commercial radio ready Working Holiday, to the Ryan Adams-esque rock of Cover Me, and the haunting duets They Won’t Find The Bodies (with Brandy Zdan of Twilight Hotel) and I Am The Wind (with Jesse DeNatale).
Emerging from the rich music community of Winnipeg, MB, Matt Epp is known for his diverse personal and musical connections including collaborations with Eliza Gilkyson, Jesse DeNatale, Matt Mays among others. His pre-music history includes professional skateboard film-making and acting, and his preference for homelessness and hitchhiking over a fixed address. His previous release ‘Orphan Horse’ (2008) was a favorite on CBC radio and Alberta’s CKUA radio network.
Nov 28 – Toronto, ON @ The Cameron House backroom, with Bahamas
Nov 29 – Wakefield, QC @ The Blacksheep Inn
Dec 05 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern, with Andrew Hunter & the Gatherers, and Jay Smith
Dec 10 – St. John’s, NL, @ The Ship Inn