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Matt Harlan

Dec 14th 2016 @ Raven Tower

Houston, TX
I Was There
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
6:00 PM
Raven Tower
310 North St, Houston, TX 77009
Houston favorite, Matt Harlan is a troubadour of the first degree, bringing his handcrafted songs to stages across his home state of Texas, the USA and Europe.

Harlan is a winner of multiple songwriting accolades, from outfits like American Songwriter, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Billboard. He was named Singer-Songwriter of the Year in the 2013 Texas Music Awards and was featured alongside a stellar cast of characters (Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark) in the documentary, "For the Sake of the Song."

His first two studio albums were well received by national and international Americana radio, both earning the #1 spot on the Euro Americana Chart. "Raven Hotel" his third - and possibly best - record also hit the top spot on the Euro charts after its release in 2014. As with each collection, the newest one features a musical roux that showcases Harlan's literary grit with a variety of moods to fit the many themes on the record.

In his recent travels, Matt has shared stages with Americana greats such as Guy Clark, James McMurtry and up-and-comers like John Fullbright.- Exclaim (Mackenzie Heard)

"Check in to the Raven Hotel and let these twelve shots of magic soothe your soul."
- Kelly's Country (Kelly The Country Angel)

"Houston-based singer-songwriter Matt Harlan isn't one of those musicians who puts out an album every year…but you can bet that when one does finally show up, it's worth the wait."
- Sun209: Americana Music News (Paul T. Mueller)

"Matt's tales are clear, the stories surface level and as real as the land that raised them up from snippets of conversation, newspaper headlines or general life in the great state of Texas."
- The Alternate Root (Danny McCloskey)