Monday, 23 May 2011

Matt the Electrician - Accidental Thief

Once upon a time, there was a young man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, TX, and worked as a journeyman electrician.

Every morning, when it was still dark outside, he would go to work and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. When he would head home again, it was dark outside. And then, sometimes, with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whomever would listen.

He would apologize for his appearance, and explain to the audience that he was an electrician, and he found a certain nobility in this, even if no one wanted to sit too close to the stage. So they called him Matt The Electrician, and he did not mind this, for he was proud of himself, for there is no shame in a hard days work. But eventually, he quit his job as an electrician, to spend more time writing and playing songs, and the name stuck with him, because everyone needs an electrician sometimes.

Matt the Electrician is an independent singer songwriter from Austin, TX, who, since 1998, has self-released 6 studio records, 2 live records and 1 EP. On June 14 he will release his 7th studio record, Accidental Thief.

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