Review: Matt Keating

Matt Keating
(Future Farmer)

More akin to the alt country bands of the last decade than anything else, Matt Keating bears a striking vocal resemblance to the Red House Painter’s Mark Kozelek, although Matt thankfully tends to keep the pace up a bit. Playing stripped down acoustic folk, Matt sways between country tendencies and down-home Americana storytelling. He has most certainly found his niche though, weaving poetic tales wrapped around engaging and simple melodic arrangements. Combining Elliott Smith’s pop sensibilities with The Boss’s understanding of blue-collar America, Mr. Keating has crafted yet another high quality work; one worth taking note of.