Bastards of Fine Arts
In 2014 Matt Keating and Steve Mayone met at Ringo Starr’s publicist’s house. Both independent songwriters, they were at crossroads in their own careers, looking for a new spark to spurn them forwards.
Bonding over their love for songwriting and the solo albums made by the individual members of The Beatles, they decided to meet every week, working on songs they brought to each other. After a year the songs began to pile up, so they began a weekly video series, New Song Forward Friday. Through the videos and local gigs in the NYC area, they slowly garnered praise and gathered fans.
Now five years later, they are finally making their debut album. Sixteen original songs were recorded live with Jason Mercer on Bass (Ani DeFranco, Ron Sexsmith) and Greg Wieczorek on Drums (Norah Jones, Box Scaggs).
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