We went to the first night of three of Matthew Good at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. A show that had some nostalgia for myself as Matt definitely filled part of my high school soundtrack. Although I was very familiar with his music, up until catching him at TURF at the end of the summer, I had never caught Matt Good live. 90’s bands seem to be making the rounds everywhere lately and it’s great to catch one that still sounds as good as he always has.
Craig Stickland, an L.A. based songwriter is opening for Matthew on the tour. Great with his loop pedals, creating a big sound for a solo performance. Craig has a great folk-rock, bluesy vibe. Check out a couple songs of his like Break Every Rule and Liquor Store Blues. Craig is also very active on his Instagram, with tour photos and shots of him building a wicked custom van for the road. Well, now I want one…
Matt Good jumped into his set with Giant, Hello Time Bomb, Strange Days, I Miss New Wave (new version) and Load Me Up. Of course, everyone was singing along to his hit songs and Matt, Stuart Cameron (Guitar), Peter Fusco (Bass), and Blake Manning (Drums) looked like they were really enjoying themselves up on stage performing for the Toronto crowd. Matt taking the time during one song to hit up the bar, or at least hang out there with fans, as they all clamoured for a photo. Stuart, always looks like he’s loving life playing guitar.
Stuart Cameron with Matt Good at The Danforth Music Hall. Photo: Mike HighfieldIt was a fantastic night. No real surprise there though. The first of three nights in Toronto and Matthew and the guys set the bar high. The night closed with the massive songs Apparitions and Weapon. Goose bumps and/or goose pimples all around. You can grab Matt’s newest release I Miss New Wave – Beautiful Midnight Revisited EP here.
Photos/Words: Mike Highfield