Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mat Kearney's new album Young Love is out! #Review

I used to listen to the radio when I was younger. I was eager to hear the latest songs, find the greatest new artists and find music I could dance to.

Now my tastes have changes a bit. I don't have as much time to stay on top of new music, but I still love to find a new song or artist I can enjoy while I blog or clean up around the house.

I was thrilled to listen to Mat Kearney's newest release, Young Love. I was hooked from the first single “Hey Mama”, which had my foot tapping and my toddlers dancing around me. It is such a sweet and fun song!

I really owe the One2One Network a big thank you for bringing this album to my attention. I love Mat's voice and his lyrics are fabulous, both sweet and moving. If his voice sounds familiar, it might be. He has had other songs on many popular television shows like Scrubs, 30 Rock & The Vampire Diaries. He has also toured with greats like John Mayer and Sheryl Crow to Keane and the Fray.

Young Love Tracklisting
1 Hey Mama
2 Ships In The Night
3 Count On Me

4 Sooner Or Later

5 Chasing The Light

6 Learning To Love Again

7 Down

8 She Got The Honey

9 Young Dumb And In Love

10 Rochester
11 Seventeen

Okay, so Hey Mama is probably my favorite, Sooner or Later also has me singing along and humming during the day, and She Got the Honey makes me want to dance.

The best part to me is he was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon! So, I would consider him a local boy. Now he is based in Nashville, Tennessee. His blend of rock and folk makes his songs likable  and memorable.

Mat will be on tour next month (September) with nearly 40 shows in the US and Canada. Tickets are on sale now. Check out when Mat Kearney will be performing near you:

9/14          Jacksonville, FL       Murray Hill           
9/16          Charleston, SC         Music Farm           
9/17          Athens, GA               GA Theater           
9/18          Carrboro, NC            Cat's Cradle            
9/20          Charlottesville, VA   Jefferson Theater           
9/23          Louisville, KY           Headliners           
9/24          Cincinnati, OH          Bogart's           
9/25          Cleveland, OH          House of Blues         
9/27           Interlochen, MI        Corson Aud           
9/29           Urbana, IL                Canopy Club           
9/30           Milwaukee, WI         Turner Hall           
10/1           Des Moines, IA        People's Court          
10/2           Omaha, NE              Sokol Auditorium           
10/4           Bloomington, IN      Bluebird           
10/5           St Louis, MO           The Pageant           
10/7           Oxford, MS              The Lyric        
10/8           Pine Mountain, GA   Callaway Gardens          
10/9           Birmingham, AL      Workplay Theatre
10/20         Nashville, TN            Cannery           
10/23         Washington, DC       9:30 Club           
10/24         Baltimore, MD           Ram's Head           
10/25         Lancaster, PA            Chameleon           
10/27         Allentown, PA           Crocodile Rock        
10/28         New York, NY            Webster Hall           
10/29         Philadelphia, PA       Theater of LIving Arts   
10/30         Albany, NY                 Northern Lights       
11/1           Northampton, MA      Pearl Street 
11/2           New Haven, CT          Toad's Place            
11/4           Boston, MA                House of Blues        
11/5           Portland, ME              State Theatre   
11/6           Burlington, VT            Higher Ground           
11/8           Montreal, QC              Petite Campus
11/9           Toronto, ON                Opera House           
11/11         Buffalo, NY                 Town Ballroom           
11/12         Pittsburgh, PA            Rex Theater           
11/13         Detroit, MI                   St. Andrews           
11/15         Columbus, OH            Newport Music Hall 
11/17         Chicago, IL                 House of Blues         
11/19         Madison, WI               The Majestic
11/20         Minneapolis, MN       First Avenue

*Disclaimer - I was sent a courtesy copy of the album to review as part of the One2One Network. All opinions are my own and. By posting I am entered into a gift card giveaway, but I am not required to post a favorable review.
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