Midwest Tour

Halfway through the Midwest small town tour.

7 shows!

Madison, Neilsville, Hazel Green, Platteville, Verona, Platteville, Madison


Here’s a clip from the show at Sandy Hook Tavern.


Winter Tour 2016 Announcement!

Winter Tour Announcement!!!

I’ll be on the road up and down the west coast starting next week.

Coming up…

San Jose CA, San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA, Willow Glen CA, Sonoma CA, Scottsdale AZ, Cardiff CA, Ocean Beach CA, Encinitas CA, La Jolla CA, San Diego CA, Carpinteria CA, and more new cities!

Check the tour dates page for dates and times. I only have a couple free dates left, so if you’re interested in hosting a house concert please send me a message. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows down south and hopefully getting some warmer waves!

Feature article in Marin Independent Journal. Sonoma Music Festival.

Hello Eveyone,

I was recently interviewed by Bay Area legendary rock journalist Paul Liberatore and the Marin Independent Journal did a feature article on me.  So if you’re in the bay area today be sure to pick up the paper.  I’m on the front cover and the feature article in the ‘Plus’ section.

Here’s a link to the article:


The New England tour this summer was a success!  Thanks to everyone that came out to the shows!  Vermont in the summer time is hard to beat!

Lots of great shows coming up.  September and October are super busy months but I’ll mostly be playing around the bay area from Monterey up to Marin county.  I’ll be in San Francisco at Bartlett Hall every Saturday night starting at 10pm (there’s a couple where I’ll be on the road so check calendar if planning a Saturday). Those shows have been getting better and better and it’s a great place to come hear the show in all it’s glory.

Also, I return to Jamison’s Roaring Donkey in Petaluma CA as a headliner on the main stage at 8:30pm on September 11, 2015.  I always love playing there.

I’ve been asked to play the Sonoma Music Festival this year on October 3rd.  So keep an eye out for tickets.

Been playing tons of house concerts and private events lately which have been great so if you’d like to host a house concert please contact me.

Finlly, several tours coming up this year all over the country, I’ll announce dates as soon as I can.  Thanks for all the support and to all the fans that come out to all the shows!



Bartlett Hall Saturdays! San Francisco Residency Gig. April and May

Hello internet!  It’s been a while since I’ve updated the news.

~~The brief Mexico tour shows were lots of fun and I look forward to returning in the near future.  But in the meantime… ~~

I’ll be at Bartlett Hall in downtown San Francisco every Saturday night in April and May.  Shows start at 10pm.  I’ll be returning to Point Richmond CA for the first time in a long time on Wednesday April 15th, tax day, at The Baltic.  Also will be back in Petaluma at the end of the month at Jaimson’s Roaring Donkey.

Big thanks to MONO guitar cases based out of Larkspur CA for my new acoustic guitar case.   Check them out at http://monocreators.com

Here is a photo of some of the synths in action in the lab.  The synths will be making a return to the stage for several shows in the coming months.



October Tour! NorCal/CentralCal/SoCal/Hawaii

October will be a crazy month.  Shows up and down California in October. I’ll be returning to spots and playing new spots all over southern California in mid October plus a couple shows stop back to Hawaii for Halloween(aka the start of Hawaii’s wave season). Several of the shows I’ll be joined with good friend and longtime musical collaborator Joe Cardillo on various saxophones and other musical sound making devices.  Looking forward to the journey ahead. Aloha!

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!! Hand is healing and the thumb pick shows have been challenging but fun. Thanks so much for all the kind words about my hand on the Facebook page. It really means a lot. Special thanks to all the people that came out to Rancho Nicasio, one of the coolest listening rooms in Marin and dealing with me going back and forth canceling the show.

Stops coming up in May: Monterey, San Francisco, Sonoma, Willow Glen, Petaluma, Larkspur, Novato, Walnut Creek, Half Moon Bay, Capitola, Livermore….everything kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco at The Beach Chalet, right where Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific Ocean… all May shows in the glorious golden state of California! Here is a photo I took today on the Tennessee Beach Trail.


Injured wing, several shows cancelled


I’m sorry to report all 4 shows this weekend are cancelled. While washing dishes (quite vigorously and rather effectively) my hand slipped and a very sharp chef’s knife left a very deep cut behind my knuckle through the skin and on my extensor tendon (luckily not severed).
Everything will heal back to normal, but it will take some time. I was excited for my return to Vin Santo, Hopmonk, and Rancho Nicasio but alas my excitement remains yet is merely delayed. Sorry to everyone that planned on coming to the shows this weekend. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support. I promise I’ll never do the dishes ever again!

On a brighter note, Kauai and Maui were amazing as always and the shows were as fun as ever. I’ll be back on Kauai in a few weeks.

As of now shows cancelled til further notice. If its longer than a few days I may have to come back as a left handed keyboard looping show for a few. We shall see.

Back to Kauai in April

I’ll be back on Kauai in April at Tahiti Nui, Hanalei HI and Trees Lounge, Kapaa HI.  Returning to Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio CA and Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma CA in April as well.  Summer shows will be starting up again at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco as well as on the beach at Zeldas in Capitola CA.

New San Francisco Residency Gig

New residency gig added in San Francisco CA at Parlor SF for January and February.

Every Wednesday night 9pm to midnight.


Thursdays at The Social Club in Petaluma CA 6:30pm

Fridays and Saturdays at Vin Santo in Willow Glen CA 7pm

Unless otherwise noted on the calendar.  Shows subject to change.  See the tour dates page and www.facebook.com/mattboltonmusic for the most accurate and up to date calendar.

2 shows in Vermont in December. January in Hawaii. February ski resort tour in the Rocky Mtns.

2 new shows announced for December.  Returning back to Vermont for two shows at The Reservoir Taproom in Waterbury VT on Thursday Dec 26th, and Friday December 27th.

January I’ll be on Kauai for a bunch of shows with full band and solo. Starting at the Tahiti Nui on January 2nd.

Mid February I’ll be all over the ski resort areas in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and California.  I’ll post the show dates soon.


Here is a photo of beautiful Stowe, VT.  Can’t wait to be back in VT.