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Matt the Electrician's tour

Fan Reviews

Jane
December 8th 2023
Excellent in every way 🤩
Austin, TX@
04 Center
Jason
March 19th 2017
His voice is like pavement over a gravel road, in the best way possible.
Austin, TX@
The Townsend
Tracy
December 28th 2016
MtE and John dosed us with the very best medicine...astute, playful humor...and music. Just what the world needs....for the next forever.
Austin, TX@
Strange Brew Lounge Side
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About Matt the Electrician

The Mostly True Bio of Matt the Electrician

Mussed hair and work clothes be damned, Matt Sever's been known to schlep directly to gigs disheveled from his real-life day-job: keeping people wired and lit. Yet the moniker is more than just a humorous takeoff on life's realities.

Born Matt the Electrician on a frosty San Francisco morn, Matt and his family soon moved to Oregon in search of culture, nice weather and vineyards. Once there, Matt spent much of his youth obsessed with Woody Guthrie, The Hollies and the soundtrack to Godspell. The Electrician's were A musical, yet thrifty family, so they found a swell garage-sale trumpet to encourage this musical interest.

The Electrician's moved back to California in the early eighties; and while the trumpet was eventually discarded, the expensive private lessons were not a complete waste, as it was here that Matt met and fell in love with the guitar.

Unfortunately, because of the elder Electrician's spiraling oragami habit, money was not only extremely tight but intricately folded and beautifully hung all around the Electrician household, so Matt was limited to the only three chords his parents could afford. His dad assured him this was plenty, that kids in China only get one or two.

And strangely, it all worked out. Matt headed to Austin, a serious music town, with aspirations of becoming a serious musician.

Mission accomplished. After years of a steadily-built, devoted fan base, some would say that Sever's unassuming baby-faced slacker image and "nice guy" blue-collar charm belie a very complex and intoxicating energy that is equal parts gritty neo-folk, frenetic boyish pulse, and tangled life experience - all held cohesive by his deft guitar skills and liquid vocals reminiscent of a young Paul Simon wrapped around a Tom Waits heart. Some wouldn't be able to say that. Some would rather type it. Others might yodel.

Matt released his first CD, "Baseball Song", in 1998. "Home" in 2000, "Made For Working" in 2003 and “Long Way Home” in 2004.

The new CD, “One Thing Right”, was recorded in Austin at The Aerie Studios; co-produced by Jud Newcomb, Mark Addison and Matt, and is slated for release
in early 2007. It is currently being shopped to labels.

Sever lives and works with his family in Austin, TX.
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Genres:
Folk
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Matt the Electrician to play in your city
Request a Show

concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past
all concerts & live streams
JUN
08
Set Reminder
JUN
14
Set Reminder
Show More Dates (15)
Matt the Electrician's tour

Fan Reviews

Jane
December 8th 2023
Excellent in every way 🤩
Austin, TX@
04 Center
Jason
March 19th 2017
His voice is like pavement over a gravel road, in the best way possible.
Austin, TX@
The Townsend
Tracy
December 28th 2016
MtE and John dosed us with the very best medicine...astute, playful humor...and music. Just what the world needs....for the next forever.
Austin, TX@
Strange Brew Lounge Side
View More Fan Reviews

About Matt the Electrician

The Mostly True Bio of Matt the Electrician

Mussed hair and work clothes be damned, Matt Sever's been known to schlep directly to gigs disheveled from his real-life day-job: keeping people wired and lit. Yet the moniker is more than just a humorous takeoff on life's realities.

Born Matt the Electrician on a frosty San Francisco morn, Matt and his family soon moved to Oregon in search of culture, nice weather and vineyards. Once there, Matt spent much of his youth obsessed with Woody Guthrie, The Hollies and the soundtrack to Godspell. The Electrician's were A musical, yet thrifty family, so they found a swell garage-sale trumpet to encourage this musical interest.

The Electrician's moved back to California in the early eighties; and while the trumpet was eventually discarded, the expensive private lessons were not a complete waste, as it was here that Matt met and fell in love with the guitar.

Unfortunately, because of the elder Electrician's spiraling oragami habit, money was not only extremely tight but intricately folded and beautifully hung all around the Electrician household, so Matt was limited to the only three chords his parents could afford. His dad assured him this was plenty, that kids in China only get one or two.

And strangely, it all worked out. Matt headed to Austin, a serious music town, with aspirations of becoming a serious musician.

Mission accomplished. After years of a steadily-built, devoted fan base, some would say that Sever's unassuming baby-faced slacker image and "nice guy" blue-collar charm belie a very complex and intoxicating energy that is equal parts gritty neo-folk, frenetic boyish pulse, and tangled life experience - all held cohesive by his deft guitar skills and liquid vocals reminiscent of a young Paul Simon wrapped around a Tom Waits heart. Some wouldn't be able to say that. Some would rather type it. Others might yodel.

Matt released his first CD, "Baseball Song", in 1998. "Home" in 2000, "Made For Working" in 2003 and “Long Way Home” in 2004.

The new CD, “One Thing Right”, was recorded in Austin at The Aerie Studios; co-produced by Jud Newcomb, Mark Addison and Matt, and is slated for release
in early 2007. It is currently being shopped to labels.

Sever lives and works with his family in Austin, TX.
Show More
Genres:
Folk
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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