Matthew Reveles | We'll Meet Halfway

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We'll Meet Halfway

by Matthew Reveles

With sixties era inspired harmonies and tinges of southern style guitar and harmonica, from start to finish, this debut album is sure to satisfy a wide variety of palettes, even of the most discriminating music lover.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Give It a Try
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2. Danny Boy
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3. On a Freeway Overpass
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4. Late Night Lullabies
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5. The Record Was Scratching
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6. Whiskey Bar Guitar
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7. The New One For Reals
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8. Maybe Sometimes
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9. Maggi Magpie
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10. Mile of Defeat
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11. That Girl
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12. Oh My Lord
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13. We'll Meet Halfway
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14. Do Dew Due
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"... From the bluesy opener “Give It a Try” to the Dylan-styled country stomp of “Danny Boy,” the Redbone-influenced ragtime guitar instrumental “Whiskey Bar Guitar” and the beautiful vocal harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel-esque “The New One for Reals,” “We’ll Meet Halfway” is a tour de force of some of the finest music the Americana genre has to offer."
-Get Out Magazine

"We knew that Matthew Reveles was too good a singer/songwriter to keep all to ourselves. The dude’s got a massive amount of talent coming out his ying-yang, and he’s been filling local venues like Modified Arts and Trunk Space with his rootsy, six-string strummings month after month."
-Phoenix New Times

"...a great small-town folk hit."
-Slug Magazine

"... Reveles’ songs invoke images of melancholy Americana -- dusty back country roads, hippies hopping trains, and forlorn folks sippin’ whiskey on rickety plankwood porches."
-Phoenix New Times Blogs

Bio:

Matthew Reveles is a young singer-songwriter who is truly reminiscent of another time. He blends standard folk, americana, blues and alt-country, with a touch of 60's-style psychedelic rock to reflect a history of the music that has influenced his own sound.

Born to musical parents in Glendale, Arizona, Matthew Reveles seemed destined to be a musician. His natural talent was spotted at age three when his father was amazed to hear him singing harmonies along with Simon and Garfunkle's “America” as it played over the car radio. When he was ten, Matthew's father, a former percussionist for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, convinced Matthew to start playing the drums. After small stints of playing clarinet and bass, everything changed for Matthew when his mother gave him her old acoustic guitar for his fourteenth birthday. He immediately took to the guitar and spent hours in his room teaching himself to play by listening to albums from Nirvana and the Beatles. Once he got the basics down, Matthew began to write lyrics and perform in bands. Music quickly became the main focus in his life.

After spending a few years of performing in bands, 21 year-old Matthew decided to go in his own direction. His first opportunity to perform solo as a singer-songwriter arose when he booked an opening slot for a large and heavily promoted local show. Performing with a bass player and drummer, Matthew Reveles made his solo debut to a sold-out crowd at the Old Brickhouse in Phoenix, where he received a great reaction from the audience. Motivated by the crowd's response, and with easy access to a recording studio in the house where he lived, Matthew was eager to record his solo material. Through simple trial and error, Matthew taught himself the basics of studio recording, and the end result of those sessions was an impressive seven-song EP. What is perhaps most impressive is the fact that beyond recording and mixing, Matthew performed every vocal, guitar, bass, mandolin, drum, lap steel, cello, mouth harp, dobro, slide, and clarinet part on his own. After pressing a few hundred copies, Matthew began giving the demo away to people at his shows and mailing copies of the demo for free to interested listeners across the country, only asking them to share it with their friends.

Since his first show, Matthew has regularly performed at bars, clubs, galleries, and coffee shops around his hometown. He has also opened for several national touring acts including Steve Forbert, Dave Wilcox, Jesse Collin Young of the Youngbloods, and Steel Train. He also performed at a showcase during the 2006 South by Southwest Music Festival, where he played alongside Kris Roe of the Ataris, and Limbeck. Through word of mouth, great live performances, and the circulation of over 500 copies of his self-released EP dubbed the “Tape Deck EP,” Matthew has steadily developed a fanbase.

In May of 2008 Matthew's debut full-length album, We'll Meet Halfway, was released on Independent Freedom Tribe. True to form, Matthew performed most of the tracks on the album, but he also sought out long time friends Russell Shacherer (banjo), Jeremy Locarni (keys) and Dustin Cleary (drums) for some additional instrumentation and writing. With sixties era inspired harmonies and tinges of southern style guitar and harmonica, from start to finish, this debut album is sure to satisfy a wide variety of palettes, even of the most discriminating music lover.

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