The early part of 2015 found Matt performing from Jerusalem to Burlington, including a full band show in Los Angeles celebrating the release of Cold Revival with Matter Music recording mates Ric Markmann on bass and Dan Pinnella on guitar. Matt's "Front Range Colorado Tour" found him jamming with the talented multi-instrumentalist Kort McCumber. Turk also teamed up with Fred Gillen Jr. for several dates through midwestern states in April on their highly acclaimed "Love Revival Tour."
Gratefully rolling on, there are many exciting live shows unfolding. Here are some upcoming highlights:
On Tuesday, May 12 Gillen & Turk, Meg Braun, The Sleeping Bee & WFUV's John Platt converge in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall at 7pm for "On Your Radar."
John is an essential supporter of our local music community and his "Sunday Breakfast" radio program is a staple of our scene where G&T and Meg appear May 10 at 9am and in the WFUV archives.
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For more upcoming dates, please visit the gigs page.
On the heels of releasing Cold Revival, an exciting 2015 calendar of performing and touring is unfolding. Here are some upcoming highlights.
Saturday, January 17, Matt Turk performs at the Common Fence Music Hall in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with the Young Fish Jazz Ensemble. Advance tickets are available here
Wednesday, February 4, joining Matt (on guitar, mandolin and vocals) will be Rik Mercaldi (guitar), Mike Visceglia (bass), Gary Schreiner (keyboards) and Doug Yowell (drums) at the Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 for a 7pm concert. Advance tickets are available here.
Saturday, February 21 Matt will be in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen for an 8pm show, performing Cold Revival in its entirety.
Other upcoming solo dates include Saturday, March 21, at Nectars in Burlington at 7pm and Sunday, May 3 in the Burlington County Theatre in Westhampton, NJ at 2pm.
Monday, March 30 thru Monday, April 6, Matt will be in Colorado's Front Range, visiting KGNU, performing in Longmont, Gold Hill, Boulder & more.
April 13-24, Matt and Fred Gillen Jr. team up for the Midwest Love Revival Tour performing together in Wheeling, Stroudsburg, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Madison and more.
As always Matt will be performing in his local home base, New York's Hudson Valley, January 16th at the Bean Runner in Peekskill with Fred Gillen Jr. and January 8 at The Tapp in Tarrytown.Cold Revival Released with Live Performances & Great Reviews
Matt Turk's new recording Cold Revival was released on October 7, 2014. The Upstream Gallery solo-acoustic pre-release show and The Bitter End full band CD release show were both great successes with full houses. Matt performed the entire record from beginning to end at both shows.
Reviews of Cold Revival have been excellent. For a more extensive list, please visit the Turktunes press page. Here are a few of the reviews so far received:
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."
Relix: "A finely tuned balance of optimism and realism...Those looking for the songwriting depth of John Gorka and musical charm of Peter Mayer will find this one appetizing and enjoyable."
Magnet: "Both live and on record, Matt Turk strikes a fine balance between rockers and introspective acoustic excursions. On his new album, Cold Revival, he pays attention to both sides of his musical persona."
Rust Zine: "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."
Matt was even asked about Social Media and featured in Musician's FriendMATT TURK'S NEW ALBUM RELEASE
COLD REVIVAL ON OCTOBER 30
AT THE BITTER END IN NYC
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY-based musician Matt Turk is gearing up for the release of his new solo album Cold Revival on October 7. To celebrate the album's release, the seasoned recording artist and multi-instrumentalist has scheduled an album release party at Manhattan's oldest rock club The Bitter End at 147 Bleecker Street on October 30. It's a fitting venue for the musician who while modern in his musical approach, has an older soul and a strong foundation in compelling folk rock. The show starts at 8PM and the $10 entrance fee includes a copy of the new CD. Joining Matt, who will be on guitar, mandolin and lead vocals will be Rik Mercaldi (guitar), Adam Roberts (bass), Gary Schreiner (keyboards) and Rich Stein (drums).
Turk has been called "...an artist to be reckoned with" by web music authority All Music Guide. He is a veteran performer who has entertained audiences around the world, both as a rocking bandleader and an acoustic folk troubadour. Praise for the new collection comes from Relix Magazine which asserts that "There's a finely tuned balance of optimism and realism on this eleven song set by singer, mandolinist and longtime roots/rock traveler Matt Turk... Those looking for the songwriting depth of John Gorka and musical charm of Peter Mayer will find this one appetizing and enjoyable."
Other early fans include Guitar World's Acoustic Nation which calls the lead track "Cracked Egg" a "gorgeous cascading song...(with) stark lyrics and pounding rhythms that add to the angst conveyed by this talented artist." Additionally, the Popdose website noted that " The irony of the album title is this album is anything but cold - it's filled with 11 songs that are warm and embracing; emotional and yet never cloying... damned fine stuff."
Catch this engaging performer with a full band on October 30 at The Bitter End in celebration of the release of his new solo album Cold Revival.
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