The online home of Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart.
“Matt’s Strings EP caught my attention, especially the violin & cello on the song “Avalanche”. Now with the help of his fans he has released his debut album showcasing his warm sound & heartfelt lyrics. If you are a fan of Josh Ritter give a
listen to Matt!”- Helen Leicht, WXPN Philadelphia
listen to Matt!”- Helen Leicht, WXPN Philadelphia
Last month, we were part of the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash at Tellus360, & LNP invited me to record one of the songs I played at the event. Click here to see my performance of the Dylan classic "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right".
May brings a couple of festivals to the Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart concert schedule: Rocky Knob Folky Fest & FlavorFest. Click here or on the "Shows" tab at the top of this webpage for details!
We're returning to LAUNCH Music Conference in Lancaster for two sets: Th, 4/23 at 8 pm at Tellus360 & Fr, 4/24 at 11:15 pm at Federal Taphouse. Come on out to a show!
Tonight - Sunday, 3/22/15 - I will be playing a special free online show through Concert Window. Click the Concert Window logo below to tune in! And if you can't make this show, check out "Shows" page for upcoming concerts where you can catch us.
Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart has been named MyRuralRadio.com's March 2015 Artist of the Month! Check out their feature page for us, & give a listen to MMR's extensive collection of good local & regional music.
The third & last installment in our series of videos from our Tiny Desk Concert live from The Candy Factory in Lancaster, PA is now up for viewing! Click below to see it, & click here to view the playlist of all three videos together. Enjoy!
The second song from our Tiny Desk Concert at The Candy Factory is now up & available to view! Catch our live version of our song "Gold" below.
Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart made a video for NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest - check out the video below!
Happy new year, everyone! Enjoy this quick cover of the Counting Crows classic song "A Long December" to ring in 2015. My 5-year-old son even makes an appearance.
Matt is playing a special solo Christmas online Concert Window show tonight at 8 pm! Click here to tune in.
Fine Living Lancaster magazine's latest features us in an article called "(Really) Listening to Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart"! See the online portion of the interview here.
We will be making our first appearance in New York City tomorrow at 5 pm, at the reputable Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan! Details here.
Fellow musicians, please take a moment to check out this blog post from our friend Joy Ike's Grassrootsy blog, a post about what types of shows to play & why. Enjoy!
Ken Templeton of whatbreesees.com did an excellent write-up of my show with Max Garcia Conover at Blue - check it out here!
Matt's New England solo tour was fantastic - thank you to everyone who was a part of it. Click here to see the photo journal from the trip!
I kick off my New England solo tour on Th, 9/4! The stops on this short tour:
- Th, 9/4 - Blue, Portland, ME wMax García Conover
- Fr, 9/5 - Stay Tuned Radio Show live in-studio appearance, Portsmouth, NH
- Fr, 9/5 - House concert, Portland, ME w/Max Garcia Conover & Sammie Francis-Taylor
- Sa, 9/6 - Goodnight Blue Moon, Matt Wheeler, Max Garcia Conover @ Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
New England, here I come!
David Gerz of Tri State Indie had this to say about our performance at Tellus360 in Lancaster on 8.23.14: "It was a night of all around fantastic musical performances at Tellus 360Matt Wheeler who was accompanied by violinist, Caleb Brown. I have seen Matt play a few times now and every time I’m amazed by the emotion Matt is able to convey through his performance. When you watch Matt Wheeler play his music, it feels as though you are having a conversation with him and really getting a glimpse into his life." Thank you, David!
Sunday, 8/31, at 8 pm, you can catch a special online concert that Matt is playing solo through Concert Window. Watch from the comfort of your own home, & interact through the chat feature! Click here for details, & here for the Facebook invite.
I was on ABC27's Good Day PA! show on August 7, talking about our music video project, playing Gettysburg Rocks/benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund, & was joined by violinist Taylor Brandt in playing "River (A Dark Chase)" live on air. Click this link to check it out, or view it at the link below! And to support our music video campaign, click here.
Julia Hatmaker from PennLive.com had these kind words to say: "Wheeler is a Lancaster treasure. The folk-rock songwriter incorporates violin, harmonica and cello into his songs, giving the genre a classical feel that never fails to captivate." Thank you for the excellent write-up! Check out the whole article, which includes the rest of Julia's August concerts to catch, here.
A friend in Colorado shared this cool story about one of our songs: "Here's a little something I thought you'd enjoy: I was talking with one of my housemates yesterday and she said 'Don't forget in the darkness what you found in the light.' INSTANTLY (!) my mind went straight to The Light & The Sea and needless to say, after sharing your song with my housemate, you now have a new fan in Colorado." Thank you for sharing, Janel!
The Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart song "River (A Dark Chase)" was featured on the 105.7 The X Under the Radar show! You can hear the episode by clicking here ("River: comes on around 4:42). Also, you can pick up a copy of the song here. Also, look for information on a short film based on "River" soon!
Fresh off our debut performance as part of a central PA showcase at World Cafe Live Philadelphia, we are pleased to announce that we will be part of Make Music Philly, a city-wide free music festival on Saturday, June 21! We will be playing sets at Hard Rock Cafe, Fleisher Art Memorial, & Julian Abele Park. For more details, check out www.makemusicphilly.org, and read Philly360's article about the event (& many thanks to them for mentioning us by name!).
The Boston-based music blog RedLine Roots recently reviewed our single "Indigo" in its "First Listen" section. Check it out here! This is one of my favorite quotes from it:
"Matt really has a way with words. He puts poetry to music really rather than simply writing songs. Very beautiful writing throughout this one track and the greater record."
Thank you for the kind words!
Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart just added a slew of new show listings, & we have some good ones coming up, including a bit of travelling (Stay Tuned Radio in NH, a gig with my friend Max García Conover in ME, and a show at Ebenezers Coffeehouse in DC), a show at Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia for Make Music Philly, and, of course, plenty of quality shows in Lancaster, including our first appearance at The Lancaster Dispensing Company. Click www.mattwheeleronline.com/shows.html for more details!