“Are you a ‘goodie‘ or a ‘baddie’?” our oldest asked us each yesterday (she’s 3 going on thirty-three-and-a-third). I honestly didn’t know how our answers would hit. 2023 has been a year: a very good one, on balance. Easily an all-time, top-three kinda year. Still, it had all the markings of ‘a year’. Luckily, we were indeed deemed “goodies” although not by self-nominations alone. Turns out, some are merely allowed because, “you have to take the good with the bad.” So look out 2024: the goodies are coming, armed with gratitude, self-awareness, and the wisdom of the young. Til then, we’re wishing everyone all the best until we see you all again!
I’m beyond excited to let y’all know that my new single “Long Road” is set to launch on 6/16/23 (right before Father’s Day)! I was lucky to work with my buddy Charlie Harrison through his new endeavor, Moontown Sounds, to record the track. Charlie even set us up with Jason Yu to record a live video before the studio version of the song comes out. You can check out the video and hear a rough mix of the song at the following link…hope y’all dig it! moontownsounds.com/matt-harlan_long-road
After a part-voluntary / part-mandatory break from touring since 2020, it looks like I’ll be getting back in the saddle this Fall! My first extended run is going to be through the Netherlands at the beginning of September 2021. I have to admit, I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m excited to see old friends and get back to playing music for folks! There are U.S. dates on the calendar as well with more to come soon. Stay tuned!
All I can say is “wow”! I’ve been using L.R. Baggs guitar gear for years and it was a true honor to get to record these 3 videos at their Nashville studio last fall. Now that they’re live, you can go check ’em out, too! Hope y’all dig, ’em! Thanks L.R. Baggs! www.lrbaggs.com/lr-baggs-presents-matt-harlan
Hey y’all! I’m happy to report that “BEST BEASTS” is now available in Europe thanks to Continental Record Services! It took a little while to figure out the best way to get the record out across the pond and I’m excited to be partnered up with such a storied label. Check it out here: continentalrecordservices.bandcamp.com/album/best-beasts