Alberta-based Matt Patershuk will be releasing his newest album, If Wishes Were Horses on November 1, 2019, which follows his previous release, Same As I Have Ever Been from 2017.
He worked with producer Steve Dawson, and a fine band of Chris Gestrin (keys), Jeremy Holmes (bass), and Gary Craig (drums). Recorded at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios, with some special guests such as Charlie McCoy, Kristin Weber, and Larissa Maestro.
Check out the brand new video for “Last Dance” below and find out more about Matt via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Matt Patershuk. I live in the NW corner of Alberta, near the start of the Alaska Highway. I have a fantastic wife and two amazing daughters. In addition to writing songs and signing them, I work for a bridge construction company and spend time keeping things up for the myriad of animals we have on our small piece of land.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I like stories. I like them told from an unusual angle or about an unusual subject.
I like all types of roots music. I appreciate musical variety. I like it when you mix ‘em together.
I like to try and get to the point. I think it’s important to write clearly to give the listener the best chance to get the point you’re trying to get across.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Yes, we do. We’ll be going from the west coast to Saskatchewan with most of the stops coming in Alberta.
You’re going to hear a variety of original roots music. I always hire a good band. We’ll work hard for you I promise.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Try “Bear Chase”. It’s a short, pithy little story song about a damn awesome bear.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Fred Eaglesmith is among the best songwriters anywhere in my opinion. Can’t beat him with a stick.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.