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Matt Urmy Sweet Lonesome Promo Pod/broadcast EP and UK Tour


Please add to any gig guides and listing you should have a copy of Sweet Lonesome would you kindly consider playing it on the show this week and/or reviewing one of these shows, and please plug the tour. Thanks Rob
When BBC Broadcast legend (and poet/author) Dave Cash was sent the Red Beet Record East Nashville Sample CD Music From The Other-side Vol 4 he zeroed in on hitherto unknown over here Poet/songster Matt Urmy and his anthemia humour soaked lyrical overview of life's trials and how to deal with them "Renaissance Rodeo" introducing it as a staple on his show. When he received his copy of "Sweet Lonesome" Matt's new album, which is dedicated to and features Mary Gauthier, Dave then invited Matt to appear with him on his Country Music Hour broadcast from BBC Radio Kent, to the south coast of England on July 31. The idea of this tour was then fostered.

Dave will also introduce, compeer and contribute some spoken word at the Green Note Camden August 2 for Matt's first ever London show. Matt will also appear on Barry Everett's House Of Mercy Show, make his UK Festival début at Belladrum Festival, his show from the famous global village coffee shop in Strathpeffer will be broadcast on Nevis Radio in The Highlands and video-cast on to the world and he will appear live on LBFM recorded for, as well as appear in concert as far and wide as Kent and Ullapool.

Dates are listed below, here's some more information on one of the true originals of our time, thanks for supporting this album and wonderful artist, please do consider playing the album and mentioning these dates prior to this tour, he is available for interview session and personal appearance on and before the day of his show in your area, contact me Rob Ellen at .

Matt Urmy UK Tour

Sunday 31st July 2011 (2pm)
Live @ The Napier Sheerness (Support Mark Dean Ellen)
The Napier
1 Alma Road
Sheerness-on-Sea Kent ME12 2NZ

Sunday 31 July 2011
The Dave Cash Show (Country Hour 8pm)
radio sessions and interview
BBC Radio Kent, BBC Sussex,
BBC Surrey, BBC Radio Solent,
BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Oxford.

Monday 1 Aug
Minster Folk and Blues Club
informal guest of the regular Club Night
Minster Working Men's Club
Liberty Hall, Union Road,
Minster, Isle of Sheppey,
Kent. ME12 2HW
Telephone: 01795 872457

Tuesday 2 Aug
London Showcase Green Note
with Dave Cash + The Ahab's
The Green Note
106 Parkway
London NW1 7AN
020 7485 9899

weds 3 Aug
(Special Guest) Grass Roots at Hoots (Belladrum Fringe)
67 Church Street
Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV1 1ES

Sat 6 Aug Noon
The Medicine Show Presents
Matt Urmy @ The Belladrum Festival
Potting Shed Stage
Belladrum Estate
By Beauly

Mon 8 Aug
Monday Medicine Show
Coffee Show Sessions Strathpeffer
Coffee Shop
Cromarty Buildings
Strathpeffer Ross-shire.
Scotland IV14 9dg
01997 421500.
ticket By Donation (Sugg. £8)
Info 05602 620901
Video-cast Live on

Tues 9 Aug 7pm
Loch Broom FM
Medicine Show
Live radio interview and session

Tues 9 Aug
Matt Urmy @ the Tuesday Night Medicine Show Concert
Argyll Hotel
18 Argyll Street
Ullapool Ross-shire
Scotland IV26 2UB
TEL: +44 (0)1854 612422
Ullapool ticket By Donation (Sugg. £8)
Info 05602 620901
Aug10-  Nevis Radio Medicine Show Fort William 10pm  
Aug11-  Naymedici open mic , Manchester Open mic / jam night at the Brunswick / B-Lounge in the centre of Manchester each Thursday. Run by Josh McClurg and his band
The Bruswick B Lounge
97 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2DB
Aug13-  Snowgoose in Macclesfield
Sunderland Street
Macclesfield SK11 6HN

Aug14-  The Lass O' Gowrie
36 Charles Street
M1 7DB

Artist: Matt Urmy
CD Title: Sweet Lonesome
Label: Acklen Records

Matt Urmy (& Mary Gauthier) — Sweet Lonesome pod/broadcast Single (stream)
Matt Urmy Sweet Lonesome Download EP and press pack zip

The tracks individually
Matt Urmy (& Mary Gauthier) Sweet Lonesome mp3 Download

Matt Urmy Bring It Back Download mp3

Matt Urmy The Old Photograph Download mp3

Matt Urmy Stone In The River Download mp3

Matt Urmy is a New World poet….an Artist that will get your ghost dancing in circles. Born in New York City, but raised in Tennessee, he walks in the footsteps of free thinkers. His performances weave listeners between the gritty free verse of the 1960’s and smoking folk-country blues. Labelled an “Americana” artist, his voice is etched with the weathered years of life polished with the sad pangs of hope that mirrors the depth of his writing.

This is the first album recorded in the Owen Bradley's "Quonset Hut" Studios in 28 years, the oldest studio on Music Row, where hit makers of the day like Johnny Cash cut “Ring Of Fire”, Patsy Cline (“Crazy”), Roger Miller, (“King Of The Road”) etc made their hits, in the process establishing Nashville as Music City USA and founding Music Row, back in the day.... And Matt Urmy recorded the record you now have in your player now, (I hope) the first record to be made there since it was closed down in 1982.

Matt Urmy’s Renaissance Rodeo, featured on the recent Red Beet Records “East Nashville Vol.3 More Music From The Other Si... Released by Eric Brace’s Red Beet Records). along with Elizabeth Cook, Phil Lee, Anne McCue's, Kevin Gordon, Stephen Simmons, Chuck Mead, Kieran Kane, helping introduce Matt to a European audience and receiving airplay and compliments from around Europe. Please find four tracks from his brand new album, on which he joins up with Jonell Mosser, Ashley Cleveland and Mary Gauthier,

I cannot simply listen to any Matt Urmy song once. Every line is wrought with subtext and meaning that distils our existence — our lives. One reviewer wrote “Matt’s part wolf, part river, part moonlight, and part cloud…oh yeah, and part human too…” I say this is not just music that should be heard, it needs to be heard, please help!
Motivated by his artistic passion, his music grows each year—a true “lifetime artist.” This is fuelled by his driving and overwhelming work ethic, (90 self-booked and promoted shows in 2009), as well as his compelling love for music and language.

Pictured here with Mary Gauthier during the Sweet Lonesome Sessions (who inspire the title track). Recorded live—just like the old days. I hope you agree, this recording captures an energy not evident in most modern Nashville recordings. Keeping the sound true to the room, and live, the music breathes with the urgency of life—just like Matt wanted it.

Musically, Urmy played for more than a decade in the Knoxville scene with bands such as the Whiskey Scars—honing his performance chops with live audiences, but Sweet Lonesome is his first truly Nashville album. A natural entertainer, Matt combines a the rare abilities of being able to connect directly to audiences, with his years of experience performing his songs, presenting very personal, and very professional performances.

He has come home with this red-blooded, B3-stoked blues-rock project which I hope will grab your ears and won’t let go. Sweet Lonesome brings together seemingly opposite impulses. Opening with a recitation of “Communing” — a poem from his published collection Ghosts in a House, then grinds into “Stone in the River,” a muscular, 12-bar shuffle that Jonnel Mosser and Ashley Cleveland heat up with a sultry call-and-response. Then Urmy’s shadowy, ground-scraping rasp drives the bus home with some crisp and gritty, elemental blues.

Renowned Tennessee poet and songwriter, RB Morris says of Urmy, “Matt’s a really fine poet and songwriter, and a great live renderer of it all. He’s lifted the creative warrior spirit among us, and that’s what we need.”

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