New Music Heaven : Matt Maeson

January 21, 2019

Matt Maeson has been on a remarkable journey all his life. The Norfolk, VA-native grew up on tour, traveling and performing with his parents’ prison ministry at maximum-security penitentiaries across America. His experiences – which include winning over crowds of naked women and Hells Angels at the world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota – inspired him to begin writing songs, spare and powerful confessionals infused with additional strength via his raw, soulful vocal approach.

Maeson posted his first songs online in late 2015 and immediately drew attention as a major new songwriting voice. In summer 2016, Maeson embarked on his first US headline tour, presented by Communion, the influential artists’ collective co-founded by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett and responsible for kickstarting the careers of such like-minded artists as Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, and Catfish & The Bottlemen.

"Cringe" has been a breakthrough track for Maeson, and we'll be playing it all week long on 94/7! When you hear it, text the word HOT or the word NOT to 44624 to let us know if you think we should keep playing it. And if you do like it, make sure you're in the 94/7 Nation to get a free download of the song emailed to you, thanks to Jiffy Lube.