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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