Happy Hour with Matt Blais
Get some roots-rock goodness in your Thursday at Happy Hour with Matt Blais at the King Eddy!
Roots-rock troubadour Matt Blais makes his message clear on the first track of his upcoming album, In Shadow and Light: We need to disconnect to reconnect.
On the album’s standout opener, “Everything Connected,” Blais muses on technology’s effect on social isolation amidst a whirl of toe-tapping harmonica riffs. The song appropriately sets the tone for the songwriter’s third full-length record, due out independently on June 21, in which he goes in search of authenticity in an increasingly deceptive world.
“In a world of influencers and online personas, what’s real is blurred and connection even more scarce,” says Blais. “Despite these oppressional forces, we’re all connected spiritually and technologically, and I created this album with a lot of hope. Ultimately, there’s a call to action in these songs – to restore what’s been lost, to unplug and look around.”
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.