Songwriter / Musician Matt White embarks on a fall headlining tour in support of his newly released album SHIRLEY. First track and buzz single “Love And Affection,” which is out to rave reviews was featured many times on ABC’s hit show, The Bachelorette.
“The song felt perfect for The Bachelorette because the lyrical content talks about two people staying together forever, which is exactly what everyone who goes on the show is looking for. When I performed in Munich, the connection between Desiree and Chris seemed pretty intense.”
Despite his success with writing love songs, both for himself as well as some other big name artists; White’s new album SHIRLEY delves a little darker at times with more provocative lyrics and even more sophisticated arrangements. SHIRLEY is an album for the people who may have heard him on a street corner, on their TV or Radio, at one of his live shows or for those whom are sure to be a part of the new chapter. In this new chapter, White is taking his major and indie label experience, and combining them with his city boy smarts, dry sense of humor and the key ingredient that has been the constant through his career: a rough around the edges, yet undeniable heart.
A melodically sophisticated songwriter and arranger, equally gifted on the guitar as he is on the piano, Matt’s fanbase and network grew through his local performances (and tours with Sting, Sheryl Crow, BB King, Billy Joel, Counting Crows). He released the successful EP The Bleecker Street Stories in ’06, selling over a 100,000 copies. Matt’s major label debut full length, Best Days (’07, Geffen) garnered him a #4 spot on Billboard’s New Artist chart and the recognition as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 Artists to Watch.” He followed that up with the much-lauded album It’s The Good Crazy and penned successful songs for other artists including Jason Derulo and Cody Simpson.
Matt White is one to not be missed… coming to a city near you.
10/25: COLUMBUS, OH: Rumba Café @ 8PM
10/27: LANSING, MI: Mac’s bar @ 8PM
10/28: MILWAUKEE, WI: Shank Hall @ 8PM
10/29: MARSHFIELD, WI: Wildwood Station Pavilion @ 8PM
10/30: CHICAGO, IL: Space @ 730PM
11/1: MADISON, WI: Redamte @ 8PM
11/2: MADISON, WI: Redamte @ 8PM
11/4: INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Birdy’s Bar & Grill @ 8PM
11/5: PITTSBURGH, PA: Hard Rock Café @ 8PM
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