Matthew Angus

Matthew Angus

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The frontman of both "Angus" & "The Matt Angus Thing" has stuck to his roots after 5 albums with his bands on his first solo effort. Roots-rock meets Americana.

Biography

Putting his bid for the United States Congress seat in District 7, NJ, behind him, Matt Angus is ready to start playing his guitar again. “I enjoyed the campaign, especially meeting and talking with people within the district and seeing how their views may be similar or different than mine. I certainly wish that people were not as discontent as they vocalized, but at the same time it was quite comforting to find that I was not alone, that I was not the only one that felt that way." Angus finished with 1% of the vote and actually participated in the District’s only debate.

Now, however, it is back to music. He has a new album coming out in April, his label (Black Potatoe) just split into two companies (Black Potatoe Records & Black Potatoe Entertainment), he has a new partner in Black Potatoe Entertainment (Richard Urmston) and it is the tenth anniversary of The Black Potatoe Independent Music Festival, July 13th –16th, 2006. Also, albums Matt produced for Kathy Phillips, Caren Kennedy and Michael Ghiggeri will be released in 2006.

The new album is Matt’s first solo release and is simply titled “Matt Angus”. The record includes some of the best session players in the world including: Larry Campbell, Tony Garnier, Tom Nelson, Kim Williams, Jeff Sarli, Pat O’Shea, John Ginty and Tamika McClellan. Although the album will not be released until February, Gannett newpapers NJ had the record as a top-ten pick for 2005 citing,“Angus…may have assembled one of the best bands recorded in 2005”.

With the release of the album, Angus plans on touring the west coast & Texas from the end of February through the middle of March, and he plans on sharing a band and touring with Kathy Phillips through the Northeast and South in April and May. Phillips’ new album will be released at the end of April.

Discography

Angus - Angus
The Ep - Angus c
Outstanding in Their Field - Angus
Face the Day - Angus
Poltical Pop - The Matt Angus Thing

"Right Beside you" was featured on the 700th episode of This Week in Baseball on Fox.
"President's Son" Recieved airplay on over 120 stations in US. And over 25 in Europe.
"Politcal Pop" reached number 6 on the Roots Blues Report and broke the top 40 in Americana.
Cover of "Folsom Prison" recieved airplay on the Texas radio chart.

Set List

Varies