Matt here. Just wanted to check in & let you all know that things are picking up here in Portland these days. Just above these words, you’ll see a picture of my new guitar. I absolutely love it & have been wanting one for several years. I was able to pick one up last year & it still floors me that it’s mine. It’s a beautiful guitar & the tone is so rich & full and it has opened the door to a new feel/style/touch that I’ve been wanting in my songwriting process. You’ll hear it on the new Cluthe/Lee album a bit & you’ll hear a lot more of it in upcoming Cluthe/Lee albums & my own solo albums.
I’ve been playing a lot of shows in the Portland metro area lately & it’s been a lot of fun. Laurel usually joins me for about 7-8 songs where she sings & plays cajon. The response has been great & I’ve been contacting booking managers in Portland & Seattle a lot lately. My goal is is line up a solid string of shows for the summer & it looks like it will happen. Once that is set, I will definitely let you all know. Another goal is to somehow figure out a way to get Chris & his family up here this summer so we can put on a proper Cluthe/Lee show in our new home city/state/region/area/yougettheidea.
So, what’s next with Cluthe/Lee? What’s next with the band? I’ve been hearing this a lot lately & wanted to give you all a bit of an update. Our 4th album is done, in theory. The songs are picked out, Maura is on board again for the artwork (thanks, Maura!), Chris has made contact with Wil (our engineer on Where It Began) about mastering, I am recording the final parts to a couple of the songs, Chris & I are both getting ready to mix down our final mixes for Wil & the album is still on track to be released on VINYL. Yes, VINYL!
So, just a quick update from Portland for you all. I hope that this message finds you all well. As always, thanks SO MUCH for the constant love & support! If you’re into social media, check the links below for more ways to stay in touch with us while we prepare to release our 4th album.
Twitter (Matt): @mattcluthe