This Ain't Yer Kids Country Music

Stan Matthews

I’m an acoustic country music solo artist. I sing about life from the perspective of the working man. My songs take you on life’s journey; search for love, joy of a child’s birth, the struggle of relationships, the anguish at the loss of a job, the sorrow at a loved one’s passing.

I’ve been playing and singing since I was 12. I come from a diverse music background, including influences from Hank Williams to Louis Armstrong. My music is raw, honest and cuts to the truth. I sing of life; loss, heartache, and redemption.

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You and Me

Stan Matthews

Fanning the flames of the working man's dreams, his hopes, his struggles.

My music is stark, stripped bare, the lyrics are honest. I sing about life from the perspective of the working man. My music take you on life's journey; search for love, joy of a child's birth, the struggle of relationships, the anguish at the loss of a job, the sorrow at a loved one's passing.

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Truck Driving Man

Stan Matthews

Traditional Country as it should be. My second CD contains 8 original songs, where I sing of the ongoing struggles and heartaches of the working man.

"Truck Driving Man" contains 8 brand new songs. I once again returned to Wachusett Recording Studio In Princeton, Ma. I found that although I'm far away from where traditional country music originated. I have found a studio and an engineer who not only can recreate that classic Sun Studio trademark sound. But he also can play a mean upright bass and drums. I learned much during the recording of my first CD EP last year. I felt that this cd would be different. I added a few friends to help me give my songs the full effect I was looking for.

Once again all 8 songs are written by myself. I sang and played my trademark black Martin acoustic. I also used a Fender Strat and a Steinberger, not traditional country guitars, but I liked their sound. Mike Harmon the engineer, once again played upright bass, electric bass and percussion. Bob Moon of Boston based Americana band, Comanchero, contributed lead guitar to "I'm as good" and "Light 'em up". Miriam Smith, a local fiddle/violin player. She also plays in various bands in Massachusetts, played on "The Eagle" and "Sad Song". Helen Sheldon, a vocalist with Rhode Island based rockabilly band "The Red Pennys" , contributed her soul searing voice to "Live" and "Sad Song". The truck you hear at the beginning of "Truck Driving Man" is the actual truck I drive at my job.

I have two full time jobs, one as a truck driver and one as a caregiver to two young children. My wife and I have three children of our own. I play out as a solo act , singing my songs and classic country covers of : Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie, Waylon and more. If you're out my way come out and listen as I spread the gospel of traditional country music.

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Stan Matthews

Stan Matthews

The words and music that I've written are simple, honest and from the heart dealing with life, love, and loss.

My debut album has been thirty plus years in the making. These five songs represent my love for Classic Country music and a country/blues type of style. The great Harlan Howard described a country song as "three chords and the truth." The words and music that I've written are simple, honest and from the heart dealing with life, love, and loss.

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     I'm a  traditional country singer/songwriter . My music is stark, stripped bare, the lyrics are honest. I sing about life from the perspective of the working man. My music takes you on life's journey; search for love, joy of a child's birth, the struggle of relationships, the anguish at the loss of a job, the sorrow at a loved one's passing. 

     I have been a Truck Driver for over 24 years. I have 5 children, 3 bio and 2 foster with my wife of 25 years, Tonya. I started a life long love of music at an early age thanks to both my Dad and my Grandpa. Together they exposed me to everything from Hank Williams to Jimi Hendrix. I started taking guitar lessons at age 11. I played in various bands with my friends. I performed with my high school's jazz band. I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. I spent a good majority of my 20's writing my own songs. At age 28, I took a 20 year hiatus from music. 

    I have released 3 CD's and 2 singles since the spring of 2016.  My first CD titled "Stan Matthews" was released in April of 2016.  My second CD, "Truck Driving Man" was released in the fall of 2017. I released my 3rd CD, "You and Me" in July of 2019.  My music can be heard on internet radio stations worldwide. I perform locally in my home state of Massachusetts. In 2018, I was nominated for Best CD Artist in the Worcester Music Awards.   In 2020, I was nominated for Best CD Artist in The Worcester Music Awards.   In 2020, I'm also nominated for  US Male Songwriter of the Year and US Male Emerging Artist in the International Singer Songwriters Association annual awards.

I perform as a solo performer also with a full band.

Booking inquiries:

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