First book review…

.. If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews as a deserving nominee… read here what Rick Bayles writes about ‘Thro’ my Eyes’.

Shows in October.. Austria and UK!

We’ll be back on the road again in October, folks!

Fri.      12th. Thalgau. Austria
Sat.    13th.  Mayrhofen. Austria

Fri.   26th.  Kirton Lindsay – Town Hall. UK
Sun. 28th. Pontefract – Iain Matthews book launch “Thro’ My Eyes – a memoir”
Mon. 29th. Barnoldswick. UK
Tue.  30th. Bilston – Robin 2. UK (w/ Magna Carta)
Wed. 31st.  Morecombe – The Platform. UK

Iain will be playing 4 shows in Norway between August 17/20th.  Most of the shows will be with members of the famous Norwegien band The Salmon Smokers.

The dates are.

17th.  Rod Herregard festival. Halden. 18th. Private party. Oslo. 19th. Duo in Halden. Venue TBA. 20th. Roverstaden. Oslo

Thro’ my eyes. A memoir

Scary moment. Scary, but exciting too.
Together with Route Books I am announcing the hardback and special edition hardback ( see photo) release of my memoirs, “ Thro’ my eyes”.
Please follow the link and all will be revealed.
I will also have sale copies with me at all of my shows after Cropredy.
For information on the book go to:

Thro’ My Eyes – A Memoir

 

Live dutch national radio last night with MSC

Last night we played Leo Blokhuis’ show on Radio Npo2. We did two songs of the new album ‘Like a Radio’ live.. want to see how we sounded?

Leo Blokhuis commented on the new album when it came out in February,
“…This fine record oozes with the excitement that making music can give: beautiful melodies, very well sung and arranged to great taste…”
here he subs for Bart.. click photo to see the clips..

Click to see the clips.. in photo it’s Leo, BJ, Iain and Eric

MEMOIRS

THRO’ MY EYES
Iain has completed writing his memoirs “Thro’my eyes”
The book will be published by Route and a signing launch will be held in the Fairport T-shirt tent at the Cropredy Festival August 9-11th.

New dates.

Iain Matthews Solo

August
9-11th.  Cropredy Festival. Book launch
16-27th. Scandinavia. w/ Salmon Smokers

September
4-23rd.  USA. West Coast. w/ Steve Postell
29th. Het Grote Verzet. Lint. Belgium

December
7th. Kapellen. Belgium

New Dates

Matthews Southern Comfort

May
Friday 25th. Theatre de Wegwijzer. Niuew en St Joosland. NL
Sat.      26th. BAM Festival. Hengelo. NL
June
Fri.       29th. Festival. Berlin. Germany
July
Thur.  26th. Burg Herzberg Festival. Germany
Fri.      27th. Yard Club. Koln. Germany
August
Mon.  13th. Broadstairs Folk Week. Broadstairs. UK
October
Fri.      12th. Thalgau. Austria
Sat.    13th.  Mayrhofen. Austria

Fri.   26th.  Kirton Lindsay – Town Hall. UK
Sat. 27th. Wirksworth – Assembly rooms. UK
Sun. 28th. Pontefract – Iain Matthews book launch “Thro’ My Eyes – a memoir”
Mon. 29th. Barnoldswick. UK
Tue.  30th. Bilston – Robin 2. UK (w/ Magna Carta)
Wed. 31st.  Morecombe – The Platform. UK
November
Sat.    24th. In the woods. Leusden. NL
Thu.   29th. Heerenlogement. Beusichem. NL
December
Sat.      8th. Paradox. Tilburg. NL
Fri.      14th. Luxur. Arnhem. NL