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Mat Kearney Wraps Up His “Crazytalk” Tour in Texas

Oregon native Mat Kearney has been leaving his mark on the music world since the early 2000’s when one of his most popular albums “Nothing Left to Lose” was released. If you think you’re unfamiliar with this album, think again. This album features several songs that you’ve probably heard on many well-known TV shows such as 30 Rock and Scrubs and was even an opening song for Grey’s Anatomy.

Mat Kearney
Photo by Leigh Kettle

Since then, Kearney has released several other albums with tracks equally loved, such as “Ships in the Night”, “Air I Breathe”, and “Coming Home”. Years later, he’s back on tour promoting his upcoming album “Crazytalk” which has a new yet original sound that only Kearney could craft.

Upon hearing that one of his stops would be at Austin’s own Stubb’s, I knew I couldn’t miss this tour and immediately began listening to the new singles he’s recently released. Favorites so far? “Memorized” and “Better Than I Used To Be.” I must admit that I’m on a complete Mat Kearney kick again, and his recent tracks have officially become my new favorite Friday afternoon soundtrack.

Kearney performed on Thursday, April 5th, accompanied by opening artists Filous and Andrew Belle. He immediately wooed the crowd with his spirit, dreamy voice, and fantastic sense of fashion – I mean, seriously. Look at that hat. 😍

Mat Kearney

For Kearney, Austin holds a special place in his heart, and he even mentioned how it’s one of his favorite cities to perform in. Kearney’s songs are the kind that will make you smile without knowing it. They are full of heart and the ultimate feel-good kind of tunes that can turn any sour mood around – I’d know, because I had just come from a pretty rough work day (tbh). Needless to say, I was in the highest of spirits after leaving his show and attribute it all to him!

Tracks in the set included the following (bolded with links are my favorites):

  1. Hey Mama
  2. Young, Dumb, and in Love
  3. Fire & Rain
  4. Moving On
  5. Count on Me
  6. Face To Face
  7. One Black Sheep
  8. Better Than I Used to Be
  9. Closer to Love
  10. All I Need
  11. Kings & Queens
  12. Air I Breathe
  13. Free Fallin / Runaway / Forever Young
  14. Heartbeat
  15. Ships In The Night
  16. Where We Gonna Go From Here
  17. Nothing Left to Lose

As Kearney put it in his own tweet, it was a beautiful night in the heart of Austin, and certainly a night that I’ll always remember. Come back to Austin soon Mat, ya hear?

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our photo gallery from the show here, and stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Mat!

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