We’ve had an eye on the tonight‘s solo date at Mercy Lounge for Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez for a while now. We’ve told you about the new solo record, Solicitor Returns, and even gave one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the show. Head below to learn more about Vasquez and supporting acts Reverend Baron and Matt Haeck. The show starts at 9 p.m., so grab your $13 tickets here before it’s too late.
MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ
Back in 2005, Matthew Logan Vasquez was a singer-songwriter performing on the streets in San Diego, when he was discovered by Jonathan Jameson and Brandon Young to help form Delta Spirit. Ten years and four full length Delta Spirit albums later, Vasquez is back to his roots, bringing his own songs to life. He did it in grand fashion too, releasing an EP, Austin, in November 2015 followed by a full length, Solicitor Returns, only three months later. In this personal journey, Matthew plays every instrument on the semi-autobiographical albums, which channel his true passion for rock music in the vein of Neil Young or Graham Parsons. Head below to hear the single “Maria” from the new album to get an idea of what his vision is all about.
Reverend Baron is the musical moniker of Southern California skateboard legend Danny Garcia. Garcia has been playing music his whole life, but began to pursue it more seriously after fellow skater and musician Matt Costa gave him a push. Since 2012, Baron has released three EPs that are well done works of psych tinged folk, and is currently touring in support of Dust Anthem, which released last month.
Matt Haeck was born in the West Indies, but has called Nashville home since 2009. A talented songwriter in the vein of the Vasquez or Garcia, though with a bit more of that twang that tends to creep into songwriters in Music City. Matt was born in a religious household, but life sent him through a series of very challenging hurdles (alcohol, drugs, divorce, and depression) that he has battled through. Those battles are on display in his David Mayfield produced upcoming debut LP, Late Bloomer, due out on June 3. Head below to hear the lead single “Minnie Pearl,” which just premiered on American Songwriter, and is about a story of how Minnie Pearl drove a drunken and depressed Hank Williams around town trying to cheer him up.
Matthew Logan Vasquez, Reverend Baron, and Matt Haeck will perform tonight, May 12 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $13.