MP3 Matt Turk - What Gives
Roots Rocker Matt Turk is a versatile musician, accomplished songwriter, and has a voice that is smooth like silk.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, ROCK: Folk Rock
New Yorker Matt Turk is a versatile musician, an accomplished guitarist, songwriter, mandolinist and vocalist.
"What Gives" is produced by Kevin Hupp. Mixed by Peter Moshay (Desree, Hall & Oates), Engineered by Jay Newland (Norah Jones) Matt Turk on vocals, guitars, and mandolin, Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz) and Mike Leslie on bass, Kevin Hupp (Maceo Parker, Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainright) on drums, Russ Irwin (Aerosmith, Sting) and Saul Zonana on keys, Curtis Schmidt (Cosmic Jug) and Randy Funke (The Grapes).
"In my 20 years in the music business as a musician, producer, and radio host, I have listened to countless indie releases. What Gives by Matt Turk is among the best of them! Strong songwriting with catchy hooks complemented by tasteful production, solid guitar playing, and compelling vocals are what sets What Gives apart. I''d put this album up against anything, indie or major label and it would come out a winner."
- Todd Mack
Producer, Off the Beat-n-Track recording studio
Producer & Host, The Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Hour (WKZE 98.1FM)
Matt Turk has shared the stage with Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, Del McCoury, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Ellis Marsalis, NRBQ, Keller Williams and Pete Seeger among others. He has appeared at Clearwater''s Hudson River Revival, the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival and Atlanta''s Music Midtown.
Before setting off on his solo career Matt was a founding member of "The Hour", along with Marshall Madow, Carey Harmon (Railroad Earth), Jen Phelps-Montgomery, Luke Patchen (Strangefolk), John Vitarelli and Mike Mulvey. "The Hour" released three full length recordings: "Hold Back the Reins" (1989), "Fricker Nicker Sessions" (1992) and "Songs of Sweden" (1994). "The Hour" is best known as the musicians in residence and house band at the Arrowhead Ranch, Ken and Michele Hoff''s "Fillmore of the Catskills", backed by legendary rock empressario Bill Graham.