Work continues on Mat's new album for Crazy Poet Records

We just wrapped a weekend full of drum sessions with none other than Jeff Deignan at the percussion helm. 

Jeff has performed and arranged drums with Mat since 2006 and was a founding member of the now disbanded Profane Saints.  It was a blast working with Jeff again as he is adding percussion parts to seven songs on the album.  great to be making music with him again.

Work continues on percussion and in the next few weeks. The very talented Rick Stoops was kind enough to add Fiddle and Mandolin to several tracks with bass and electric guitar tracks to follow in upcoming sessions.  Looking very forward to sharing the new single with you very soon! 


Mat D performs at Sioux City 's Premier Whiskey Hole

A BIG "THANK YOU" to Rick Swanson and Company at CRASH! BOOM! BANG! in Sioux City Iowa. Much appreciation for the gig- good to be back performing after a long absence from the stage.  Mat will return to the venue to perform again in October.

New Merch at Crazy Poet Records New Store!

New T-shirts, Tank Tops and Hoodies available!

Check out theCrazy Poet Records BRAND NEW store for all Mat D merchandise!  The store is currently selling tank tops, women's T's, Unisex T's, children's clothing and Hoodies!  All profits from sales will go towards production and manufacturing of the new album!  Thank you for your continued support!  Click the link below to start shopping!  

Mat D was a recent guest on the Dave Holly Hour Podcast.  Thanks to Dave Holly for the invite and the cool conversation!  You can listen to the podcast by visiting the link below.

The Dave Holly Hour Podcast 

Mat D signs with Crazy Poet Records

Singer-Songwriter signs record deal with Denver Colorado independent label


From Mat D -

I am very pleased to announce that I have signed a record deal with the independent label Crazy Poet Records based in Denver Colorado. I have also signed a publishing deal with Crazy Poet Publishing. I plan on releasing my first album with the label in Fall 2020.

I would like to thank everyone that has continued to support my on my musical journey so far. Everyone that still shows up to gigs, buys my albums and has gotten me this far. The future looks bright. I could not have done this without such wonderful friends and fans.

BIG THANKS to Crazy Poet Records for believing in me. I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with them.


June 2020

Mat D has begun recording a new, full length album with producer Mark Dahm.  Principle recording has begun at Warehouse Studios in Sioux Falls, SD.

Stay tuned for new music and updates coming soon.  Thank you for your continued support.

(photo by Kevin Vogt)

May shows at Crash! Boom! Bang! and the Red Rock  have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Upcoming performances are still pending at this time.  Apologies to friends and fans.  Stay safe and stay healthy.  Thank you.


Mat D now streaming on Soundcloud

Mat D now streaming on    You can download and stream brand new recordings on the Soundcloud app or by visiting the link here

Mat D's The Cathouse Sessions available for FREE download

A new EP is available for download at the link below.  The Cathouse sessions produced by Mike Dresch features three re-recorded and rewritten versions of The Angel of the Lost Highway, Bikini Bull Riding and Gambling, Girls and Guns.  Recorded at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls SD - a studio that will close for good at the end of February 2020.  All the best to Mike Dresch and his family as he closes out twenty years at one of the most popular and prolific studios in the Midwest. 

Download the EP here 

Plank Road Drag Available on Vinyl

Matd's 2010 solo album is now available on vinyl

You read that right...Plank Road Drag is now available on Vinyl!  Copies are available by mail order only. 

Purchase your copy at the link below.

Click here to check out my new vinyl record.