— CRAZYTALK Fall 2018 Tour
Newport Music Hall — Columbus, OH
Tuesday, September 18, 2018; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$27.50 In Advance / $30.00 Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
Opening Artist: Atlas Genius
Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting – the kind that transcends generations and genres. He’d strum chords on a friend’s acoustic guitar, paving the way for a career that would eventually take him far away from Eugene.
Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn’t forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is on of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.
It’s a sound that nods to Kearney’s history as a melody-driven songwriter, even as it pushed him into new territory.
Released May 4th, CRAZYTALK also marks Kearney’s first project as an independent artist. A major-label veteran whose previous albums were issued by Columbia and Republic, Kearney felt the need to create his fifth album with complete freedom.
“I’m now footing every bill and paying for every flight,” he says, “but it’s beyond worth it. At this season of my life, putting out my fifth record, I really needed to take control creatively. I needed to take my own chances and combine these sounds that’ve been running through my head since I was a kid. I knew that some of it would sound like crazy talk to others, but that just gave me more fuel for the fire… as well as a name for the album.” Don’t miss Mat Kearney at Newport Music Hall on September 18th!
Official Website: https://matkearney.com/
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