Charlie: Do you have any advice for somebody who's on the verge of being comfortable with performing their stuff for the first time?
Matt: Yeah, I kind of had a revelation a little bit ago. That if I am going to be singing out for people and making records and committing to do this. And it's kind of silly that this is a revelation to me, but to just sing and play with conviction.
If you believe in what you're performing and you care about it, then chances are that your audience will care about it too. I guess I had too many experiences where I play a show and then I wasn't happy with it because I didn't give all I had.
And, you know, that's kind of a no-brainer thing; if you don't bring it, people are gonna be bored.
But, for the music we play I was sometimes just content to lay back and I really have gone away from that now.
When I play a show I want to just lay everything that I have out on the table and if you like it, that's awesome and if you don't, that's fine too.
But, at least I didn't leave anything hidden, I guess.