In 2015, a decade after founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez decided to go solo with the Austin EP. He followed that up in 2016 with a full length LP entitled Solicitor Returns. Vasquez plays practically every instrument on those records. His solo music is influenced by the rock artists he loves such as Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Kurt Cobain, and Gram Parsons.
"Matt’s voice and words have that Nashville outcast vibe to it,” says Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival and a longtime champion of Vasquez’s music. “He’s not California, he’s not Texas, he’s not Brooklyn—even though he’s lived in all of those places. He’s a transplant and a vagabond, which is why he embodies folk and rock music. For a singer-songwriter, he is truly refreshing."