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Almost 18 years ago, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Matthew left behind everything he knew to purse his one and only passion, music. He began by playing cover songs small local venues and street festivals for free. Then turning his poetry to music, he became an original songwriter.


Matthew went on to play in some open mic nights and songwriter showcases in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. This brought him recognition and paying shows. He tried to start a few bands early on with not much success and in 2010 he released his first album “Last Look Back”.


Determined, Matthew began to build a band that he hoped would last. Thieves of Sunrise. He spent months auditioning musicians, writing songs, and rehearsing. After almost a year, Thieves of Sunrise played their first shows, started touring, recording albums and never looked back. They signed a record deal, released 3 albums, had there music played on radio and streamed in more than 120 countries, toured the US many times, played with legendary bands and musicians, and sadly, at the beginning of 2019, the band decided that touring was not longer an option for everyone. 


Matthew was not finished, no, far from it. Though recent years not without pitfalls, Covid, canceled tours, poor economies, he was driven to bring music to the world when people needed it the most, and so did Matthew. Spending the last 5 years touring as a solo artist in the USA and Brasil, focusing his craft and creating something new, something different yet familiar, he now brings a one man band style show with suitcase drums, guitar (both acoustic & electric), harmonica, subversive lyrics and the truth in his voice. Matthew invites you to come be a witness to nothing less than an awakening.


One Sheet

Stage Plot & Tech Rider

Hospitality Rider

Press Release


Show Advance

2024 Promotional Media

Music Associations: 

Lita Ford, Blue Oyster Cult, Los Lonely Boys,

Ian Moore, Derek St. Holmes, Michael Allman,

Saving Abel, Lit, Temperance Movement,

California Honeydrops, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl,

Matt Jaffe, J & The Causeways


Producers & Studios:

Michael Lattanzi - Lattitude Studios South (Nashville) 

Chris Mara - Welcome to 1979 Studio (Nashville, TN)

Kenny Kranzow - Mystic Ground Studios (Dallas, TX)

Bart Rose - Fort Worth Sound (Fort Worth, TX)

Michael Hersh - Studio 333 (Oakland, CA & Tyler, TX)


One Man Band, Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll, Acoustic, Americana, Singer- Songwriter

Goes Well With:

Gary Clark Jr, The Black Keys, Amy Winehouse, Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves, Ryan Bingham, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Ben Nichols, Noah Gundersen, Ben Nichols (Lucero), John Moreland

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Festivals Played:

SXSW - Austin TX,

Deep Ellum Arts Festival - Dallas TX

DFW NORML Festival - Fort Worth TX

4B Wild West Biker Rally - Lubbock TX

The Crater Rally - Nacogdoches TX

Brian's Backyard BBQ - Middletown NY

4 Corners Motorcycle Rally - Durango CO

Western Days Festival - Twin Falls ID

Frequinox - Taos NM

End Hip End It Festival - Houston TX

Best Little Brewfest in Texas - Lewisville TX

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Venues Played:

American Airlines Center - Dallas TX

Gas Monkey - Dallas TX

House of Blues - Dallas TX

Shipping & Receiving - Fort Worth TX

Dallas Cowboys Star Club - Frisco TX

Acadia - Houston TX 

Dosey Doe Music Cafe - Houston TX 

Poodie's Hilltop - Austin TX 

Shiner Saloon - Austin TX 

House of Blues - New Orleans LA

Feed n Seed - Lafayette LA

Taos Mesa Brewing Co. - Taos NM

Rockwood Music Hall - NYC

Dante's - Portland, OR

Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR

Analog Theatre - Portland, OR

Volcanic Theatre - Bend, OR

Emerald City Guitars - Seattle WA

The Central Saloon - Seattle WA

Stonegate - Tacoma WA

The Green Frog - Bellingham WA

Hotel Utah - San Francisco CA

Stork Club - Oakland CA

Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo NY

Funk n Waffles - Syracuse NY

The Saint - Ashbury Park NJ

Skully's Music Diner - Columbus OH

The Basement - Nashville TN

Commodore Nashville - Nashville TN

Lafayette's Music Room - Memphis TN

The Wormy Dog Saloon - Oklahoma City, OK

The Sound Room - Denver CO

Marble Brewery - Albuquerque, NM


Booking & Promotion: Matthew McDaniel

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