Matt Sucich is currently fresh off of a summer tour supporting Counting Crows. He writes songs mostly with a pen and sings them, always, with his mouth. His last name is pronounced Sue.Sitch and his new LP is called Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself. It was tracked over the summer of 2020 in Brooklyn, NY, with co-producer and engineer, Jeff Fettig, and features performances from long-time collaborators, friends, and bandmates, including a special appearance from Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Sucich’s lyrics are front-and-center in a mostly hushed production from the storytelling of the opening track, “Make Peace” to the vignettes of the album closer, “New Normal” and Dave Holmes, from Esquire magazine, says Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself “feels like a good, honest talk with a close friend after a tough year.”
Prior to 2021’s Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself, and before the world shut down, Matt released his 2019 full-length LP, Thousand Dollar Dinners. A record which spawned successful, somewhat regular, performances in Brooklyn, NY, playfully dubbed The Thousand Dollar Dinner Parties, featuring Matt backed by a full band and several special guests. Thousand Dollar Dinners also resulted in both a beer and an ice-cream collaboration.
On the road Matt Sucich has appeared at Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet in Luck, TX, Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN and Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. It’s possible you’ve heard Matt Sucich on the radio, including NYC’s WFUV, WXPN in Philadelphia, and Nashville’s Lightning 100. Or maybe Matt’s 2016 single “Montauk,” a favorite of the ever mysterious Spotify algorithm, came up on your weekly playlist…or maybe not. Either way you’re here now, so thanks.
Thirty-Year Divide is Sherry McLaughlin and Mackenzie O’Brien who met in studio at the Detroit School of Rock and Pop over five years ago, eventually playing together as part of the rock band, Drawing Straws. Since then, this duo has combined to cover tunes from the 80’s and beyond. Adding harmonies and acoustic stylings to some favorite classics, they bridge their generation gap with their love of music.