w. Steve Moakler
Wednesday, November 14
| www.stevemoakler.com Why He's Worth Watching:
MATT WERTZ is excused. Yes, it has been three years since his last full-length release, but when you take his relentless touring schedule, a breakup with his major label, a new deal with Nettwerk and the trials and tribulations of life into account, the ever-so-charming singer-songwriter gets a pass. In fact, it’s these experiences that have helped shaped the inspired songs on Wertz’s new album, WEIGHTS & WINGS, and by that rationale, it was worth every bit of the wait.
This year, Wertz will head back on the road to reconnect with his fans and share the songs he’s worked so hard on. His hope is that listeners will be able to identify with his music, and find a “windows down, sing along at the top of your lungs” quality about the album, too.
"You're sweet, like I can't deny," are the opening lyrics of Steve Moakler's first full-length album, All The Faint Lights. The same words can be spoken about the music that this Pittsburgh native has been making for the past five years. His music is artistic, but accessible; indie roots with mass appeal. Listen to his music, and you too won't deny his gift for sweet melodies and moving narratives that stick in your head like happy memories. His songs have a maturity you wouldn't expect from a 21-year old who is quickly emerging as one of the best of a new generation of pop-rock songwriters who call Nashville home. “I love being a part of the singer/songwriter tradition because it’s timeless, authentic, and vulnerable.” Steve declares, “The connection is personal, and my goal is to use that connection to point towards truth.” Be sure to keep an eye out for this banana-eating, curly-headed minstrel as he continues to blaze his own trail across the map.
For Fans Of: Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, Mat Kearney