Absolutely brilliant! This song has already made it to the top of my playlist and I expect it to stay there for a while. Really good stuff.
– The Best Music You Have Never Heard
Joe Matzzie is an accomplished guitarist as well as vocalist and songwriter. Music Connection Magazine described his voice as “a signature, high register rasp that conveys the ever-present feeling of love in his lyrics”. Although his genre as a recording artist falls within Americana Folk-Rock, his authentic charm has more than once been likened to that of Jazz legend Cab Calloway.
Growing up in Pittsburgh PA, Joe began playing music at the age of five and has surrounded himself with acoustic music styles his whole life. He was a founding member of the Early Music group Mince Pye which performed at Renaissance festivals throughout the Northeast US & amassed a large cult following. He began recording and releasing music independently on at the age of 19, his first album of original songs being on cassette only. His first commercial release was the EP The First 20 Minutes, released in 1997 at the dawn of online music sales. In 2014 he released an album of songs entitled This Box Makes Noise, financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
His latest album release titled Classical Guitar is a collection of solo guitar tracks including arrangements of Pop, Jazz, Opera, Folk and Hollywood songs.
Joe Matzzie’s unique sound revolves around his gentle yet raspy vocals and melodic, acoustic guitar riffs. His songs have a folk foundation, but Matzzie enjoys dabbling in genres across the board. Defined, acoustic guitar-driven folk songs like “California Dreamin on Ya” and the harmony filled “It’s All True” exemplify Matzzie’s core sound and display his gifted songwriting ability.
– Music Connection Magazine