Matt Lipscombe
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Matt Lipscombe

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Praise for Matt lipscombe's Folk Tales:

“Good songs, quality musicianship and pleasing vocals may make Lipscombe a national star instead of a local one”

Dave Carter, The Beacon Herald, Stratford, Ontario

“Reminding us of a Jack Johnson or a John Lennon, he seems to have found his path somewhere between folk music and ethereal pop. 3.5 stars”

- Serge Paradis, Ici , Montreal, Quebec

“It’s a quirky album of twisty, turny acoustic tunes, guided by the bohemian spirit of a troubadour. 3.5 stars”

- T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette, Montreal, Quebec

“Touching and refined, his simply-arranged songs would set the perfect mood for a romantic dinner 3.5 stars”
- Olivier Robillard Laveaux, Voir Montreal, Quebec

“Matt Lipscombe is as Montreal as Montreal gets. Folk Tales aptly sums up his most recent full-length, songs from this city in the keys of pop, mellowed blues, jazz and country. 3.5 stars”

- Steve Guimond, Ottawa Xpress, Ottawa, Ontario

“Formerly of the famed Montréal band “Me Mom and Morgentaler,” Matt Lipscombe’s first solo release, “Folk Tales”… is a slick collection of folk inspired songs with an adult contemporary pop/rock flavour. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this CD as many of the tracks are quite radio worthy—perfect for any mood.”

- Roxanne Delage, Cornwall Seaway News, Cornwall, Ontario

“Folkster Matt Lipscombe, who hails from Montreal, plays beautifully as showcased on his latest disc Folk Tales. Best of all, he’s a true original. Influences may seep in, but he knows precisely what he wants to create.”

Mark Weber , The Red Deer Express, Red Deer, Alberta

”A bit of soul, a touch of jazz and underlying drama make “Folk Tales” a perfect accompaniment to a glass of red on a snowy Sunday afternoon”

The Telegram, St John's, Newfoundland

“I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something about Matt Lipscombe’s latest solo effort, Folk Tales, that makes me want to drop it into the tray of my CD player and just leave it there. Folk Tales has the comfort level of that baggy, moth-eaten sweater you just can’t bring yourself to throw out because when you put it on after all these years it still makes you feel cozy. Maybe that’s what keeps me coming back to this record.”

The Guardian, Charlettetown, P.E.I.
- Many Canadian Publications


Folk Tales LP (independent/LOCAL/Outside)
Veo Dios en ti (Indica/Outside)
Songs from Folk Tales are played on many College Radio stations all across Canada including CKLN, CIUT, CKUT, CKRL, CIBL etc.



Montreal's Me Mom and Morgentaler gave birth to a talented new singer-songwriter. Emerging from the shadows of these 5-time winners of the Montreal Mirror's Readers' Poll, Matt Lipscombe now steps into the limelight. A singer-songwriter in the folk tradition, he draws inspiration from master songwriters such as Paul Simon, Billy Bragg, Ben Harper and Ani di Franco.

He has performed internationally on stages in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. His debut record, Folk Tales, released in September of 2007, has received rave reviews in the Montreal Press. In concert, he takes the stage with an acoustic guitar and delights the audience with beautifully-crafted songs. His old-school trio provides the foot-stomping with Sage Reynolds on the upright bass and Mark Nelson on the drums.

Born in Montreal, he was raised on cafe au laits and Yorkshire pudding. At Marianopolis college, he co-organized a talent show called Bagels, Lox and Rock and Roll. He booked his own band to play: a band with an unusual name: Me Mom and Morgentaler. It was a name so egregious that the nuns who ran their school would not allow them to perform on site. The rest is history : Countless tours across North America , 50,000 records sold. All along, Matt Lipscombe played the bass and wrote most of the songs that propelled that band to legendary status.

When the band dissolved, he went travelling to South America. Returning to Montreal, he tried normal life for awhile, going back to school and working at an office job. A Concordia University Graduate in English Literature, he enrolled in every single poetry class that they offered.

Normal life being not what it's cracked up to be, he got a regular gig at the legendary Cafe Sarajevo, following the steps of such luminaries as Rufus Wainwright and Lhasa. Every Thursday for a nine month gestation, he would perform with the talented singer and piano player, Patrick Watson. They would weave their material around each-other, one being the sun and the other, the moon. Nowadays, after conquering Quebec with his debut English-language record, Folk Tales, the troubadour is now ready to deliver his message to English Canada.