Matt Sucich

Matt Sucich’s last name is pronounced Sue.Sitch, and his new LP Holy Smokes is out now on Five & Dime Records. Here's what a writer named Mike DiCenzo says about it:

Holy Smokes starts with the punchline. Disorients you, then brings you back home. It’s the kind of record that’s coming and going. You don’t know if it’s gonna slap you on the back or across the face. A gut-punch, a haymaker, three piece and a biscuit. Sucich sings about death and love, and by the end of the record you won’t know which is which. It’s all the same to him, living is just editing, you change your looks, your mind, your friends, your faith, try to get in shape for the afterlife. The songs are a confident strut, nothing chickenhearted about them. Sucich is Hannibal crossing the Alps, telling you tough truths through treacherous terrain. Cut straight to the heart, straight to the point. He’s showing you all his cards, and he’s holding a dead man’s hand. These are songs that see the future and the past with equal clarity. The only unknown is the present. We’re all just getting by, doing what we can, honoring a handshake agreement with something somewhere we can’t quite trust. Sucich is skeptical of everyone – God, country, you, me, and himself. Everyone’s full of shit, no one is beyond reproach, and even the things made with the purest of intentions are out to get you. America the beautiful, she’ll break your heart. Life’s one big joke, and all you can do is laugh. Well, that and keep breathing. - Mike DiCenzo

On the road Matt has most recently toured nationally with Counting Crows, Kathleen Edwards, and May Erlewine. It’s possible you’ve heard Matt on the radio or maybe Montauk & Upper West Side, came up on your streaming algorithms…or maybe not.

Adam Duritz, of Counting Crows, says: “Matt Sucich is my favorite New York songwriter. There is something quintessentially NY school about him. I love the way he writes, the detail of it and the effortless brilliance of his guitar playing.” Dave Holmes, of Esquire Magazine, calls Sucich’s 2021 LP Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself “A good honest talk with a close friend after a tough year.” And No Depression claims “On [2019’s] Thousand Dollar Dinners, Sucich finds himself at his most authentic & honest, & his absolute best.” 

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with Kathleen Edwards, Matt Sucich
July 29, 2024 8:00 PM EDT (Doors: 5:00 PM)
This show was postponed to Monday, July 29th (from the original date of June 21) Kathleen Edwards is a modern-day cornerstone of North American roots music. Since making her debut with 2002's Failer, she's spent the 21st century occupying the grey area between genres, swirling together her own mix of alt-country, folk, and heartland rock […]

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