…his songwriting and performance, while unmistakably unique, have drawn comparisons to artists such as Jay Farrar, John Doe and Johnny Cash.
2017 saw Black focus on recording the EP "One Man Ghost Town", which is at one turn gentle and reflective, while at next, explodes with a menacing, rhythmic energy and intent. The title track gathered national radio attention and earned a top 10 spot in the AMRAP regional charts.
2019's offering is the debut album 'Trucker Caps & Heart Attacks' - a showcase of deeply personal and honest songs that lay the soul of their writer bare in a brooding exposé.
"Mat's voice got me in from the first phrase - I believe him. These are meaningful songs, performed with authority - when he sings I'm listening!" - Golden Guitar Winner Lachlan Bryan (Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes).