Friday, September 2, 2011

Music Review: Mat Kearney

To be honest, I hadn't heard of Mat Kearney until I was asked to review his third album, Young Love.   But once I listened to the album, his voice sounded oddly familiar and then I read that his songs have appears on many TV shows, such as 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs and NCIS, to name a few.  His voice and music also sound very similar to John Mayer, someone he has toured with.  I am sure I have also heard him on the radio.

Young Love debuted at #1 on itunes and is at #5 on the Album and Rock charts. 

The CD is upbeat and mellow.  For me, it is good background music.  However, it just sounds like all the other stuff played on the radio, such as John Mayer, and doesn't strike me as anything phenomenal that I would want to run out and buy as I tend to like less mainstream music.  However, if radio top 40 music is what you enjoy (and John Mayer), I think you would be very pleased with Young Love.

Some links:
Mat Kearney Website

Mat's Facebook Page

Here is the track listing and concert schedule:

Young Love Tracklisting

1 Hey Mama

2 Ships In The Night

3 Count On Me

4 Sooner Or Later

5 Chasing The Light

6 Learning To Love Again

7 Down

8 She Got The Honey

9 Young Dumb And In Love

10 Rochester

11 Seventeen

Tour Schedule:

9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill

9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm

9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater

9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle

9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater

9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners

9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's

9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud

9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club

9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

10/1 Des Moines, IA People's Court

10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird

10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant

10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric

10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens

10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre

10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery

10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head

10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon

10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock 10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall

10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of LIving Arts

10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights 11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street

11/2 New Haven, CT Toad's Place 11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues

11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre

11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus

11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House

11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews

11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues

11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic

11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Disclosure:  As a member of One2One network, I received a free download of this album.

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