Raw emotion. Landscaped stories. Catchy hooks. Matt J Ward sings of heartbreak, road trips and desert country like a veteran country crooner…..
Originating from South Australia, Matt is a singer, songwriter, musician and photographer whose art seeks out the beauty of solitude, the emotion of decay and the strength in vulnerability.
With much of Matt’s life spent in between big cities, Australian deserts, remote outback communities and travels from Texas to Tennessee, his song writing is deeply rooted in true stories and intrigue into our relationships with country, relationships and family.
Having recently fronted the evocative indie duo Battle of Flowers, Matt has returned to his country roots as a solo artist.
His sound delivers a unique blend of contemporary Australian alt. country and draws comparisons with Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Corb Lund and Sturgill Simpson delivering snippets of Nashville, the drive of late 70s Australia rock and swaggering tales of west Texan dive bars.
Matt’s live shows capture all that you would expect from someone so connected to his song writing, from poignant intimate dive bar shows to the warm embrace of his talented five piece band, The Rising Sons.