Matt Turk EPK
Singer/songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist and longtime roots/rock traveler
Matt by Alison Hartwell
Biography

Web music authority All Music Guide calls him "...an artist to be reckoned with." A seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York based Matt Turk is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world, both as a rocking bandleader and an acoustic folk troubadour. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. He has performed throughout the U.S.A., Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing at festivals and venues including Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, the Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.

Read Matt's full bio here.


Matt by Matt Shanley
Photo by Matt Shanley
Reviews

Guitar Player: "On his latest release, Cold Revival, Matt Turk expertly weaves track after track of acoustic guitar and mandolin into a folk-rock fabric where they can stand on their own or sit comfortably side by side with electric guitars,lap-steel, keys, and vocals."

Rust Zine 2014 Album of the Year: "With Cold Revival, Matt Turk has distinguished himself as one of the premier talents of our time, and this is one of the best albums ever made. It is that special."

Relix: "Those looking for the songwriting depth of John Gorka and musical charm of Peter Mayer will find this one appetizing and enjoyable."

Pop Dose: "11 songs that are warm and embracing; emotional and yet never cloying... damned fine stuff."

Music News Nashville: "the rootsy rendition of "America the Beautiful" arguably could be considered the definitive acoustic version."

Acoustic Live: "The Fog of War with special guest Pete Seeger is a remarkable video."


Instrumentation

Matt Turk - Vocal, mandolin, guitars.
Matt performs solo as a troubadour
as well as with side musicians:
fiddle, keyboards, bass, percussion & more.
Upcoming Shows
Streaming Audio

Videos
Cold Revival CD
Matt Turk Band
The Bitter End

"Cold Revival"
video
Matt Turk Band
The Bitter End

"Say You'll Live"
Hi-Res Photos
Matt Turk by Christina Torpie
Matt Turk by Christina Torpie
For bookings:
Please contact Frank Kielb
610-325-4540
frank@therockbands.com

Technical requirements:
Full stage plot and input list available.
In general, a decent PA and monitor system with a minimum of 6 inputs and one monitor mix for Matt solo, duo or trio and 16 inputs and three monitor mixes for the full band.

Performances range from intimate house concerts unplugged to theaters and festivals. In the U.S.A. we can provide a PA for performances for up to 100.

Selected Discography:
Solo artist*, Band Member~, Side Musician^

Matt Turk Cold Revival, 2014*
Pete Seeger The Storm King, 2013^
Pete Seeger Lorre Wyatt A More Perfect Union, 2012^
Backwoods Jupiter presents Bob Dylan's Desire, 2011~
Matt Turk American Preservation, 2010*
Hope Machine Big Green Hope Machine, 2009^
Gillen & Turk Back's to the Wall, 2008~
Fred Claus Soundtrack, Warner Brothers Records, 2007*
Matt Turk special guest Pete Seeger "The Fog of War", 2007*
Matt Turk Washington Arms, 2006*
Mandolin Caravan Desert Soul, 2003~
Matt Turk What Gives, 2002*
Matt Turk Turktunes, 1999*
The Hour Songs of Sweden, 1992~
The Hour Fricker-Nicker Sessions, 1991~