For Immediate Release: Sultry L.A. Singer/Songwriter to Perform in Tampa 10/17
Perhaps Angie Mattson was destined for a life in music when her mother named her after her favorite Rolling Stone's song. She is an adventurer and free spirit who has no shortage of inspiration; moving to North Carolina with a lover at 18, traveling and living in an old blue school bus selling her art, then moving to Tokyo to work as a model. Not to mention that she taught herself to play guitar on a small sailboat in the Caribbean where she lived for a year. It was among these beautiful and
sometimes ghostly green Islands where her songwriting began. When plans of crossing the Pacific were fouled by El Nino, Angie moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.
Angie's new album, Skeleton Arm, moves from a thunderous melodic chant to a gritty rockabilly strut. It's cool and sophisticated with a wild and tender heart. Mattson's delivery is calm and inventive, and
her elegant songwriting weaves heartfelt stories with rich cinematic images. Stormy vocals sway from disarmingly intimate to angelic and soaring. Lush, swampy guitars, haunting background vocals, and smoking hot drums complete this warmly crafted album.
After the release of 2007's Given to Sudden Panic and Noisy Retreat, which was recorded in Malmo, Sweden, Mattson spent several months touring the US and Canada with bands like Uh Huh Her, Suzanne Vega, Melissa Ferrick, and Justin Currie. Her music has appeared on ABC, FOX,
and IFC, and her videos receive regular airplay on the LOGO Network, where she has hosted their music video show NewNowNext. Already in 2010 she has had “Drive” in a Mazda spot and “Cold Soul” will be featured in the upcoming thriller "And Soon The Darkness".
Angie Mattson will appear at Play in Tampa on October 17.