Gearheads: Matt Mays

Canadian rocker talks vintage gear, the first riff he learned, and making Twice Upon a Hell of a Time...

After releasing his first record since 2012’s Coyote, Matt Mays returned to the studio to re-work his 2017 effort, Once Upon a Hell of a Time, in its entirety. Mays stripped all 13 songs back to their roots, and then released Twice Upon a Hell of a Time in October of 2018 as an acoustic album.

Mays recently sat down with Indie88 at Baldwin Street Sound, the studio where he recorded the acoustic record. He spoke about the process of initially writing most of the songs on his treasured 1967 Gibson J-45, then building them up for Once Upon a Hell of a Time before stripping them back down for its companion release.

From the internal debate over whether to take his vintage pieces on the road, to the first riff he learned to play, Matt Mays talks all things gear in the latest episode of Gearheads.

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Watch: Canadian rocker Matt Mays discusses vintage guitars, the first riff he ever learned, and the process of recording his new acoustic record

Posted by Indie88Toronto on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Catch Matt Mays on his Dark Promises Tour.

Tour Dates
Feb 07 – Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph
Feb 08 – Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph (SOLD OUT)
Feb 09 – Bayfield, ON @ Bayfield Town Hall (SOLD OUT)
Feb 10 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Public Library
Feb 09 – Bayfield, ON @ Bayfield Town Hall
Feb 14 – Hunstville, ON @ Algonquin Theatre
Feb 15 – Peterborough, ON @ Market Hall
Feb 16 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe (SOLD OUT)
Feb 17 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe (SOLD OUT)
Feb 22 – Calgary, AB @ Block Heater
Feb 23 – Calgary, AB @ Block Heater