The Road To No Town

by Matty James

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Heavy Heart 04:28
Win Or Lose 03:17
Gunpowder 02:53
Hold On 04:20
Dissatisfied 02:57


'The Road To No Town' (2016) is the second album from young N. Irish singer-songwriter, Matty James. It features lead single 'Sticks & Stones' and journeys through rabble-rousing folk, country rock sing-alongs and reflective, well-versed ballads. It's the soundtrack to a bar fight and a lament for the morning after. For the rogue, the romantic and the resilient. What ties this genre-defying work together is the sheer quality of the songs, which see Matty maturing as an artist and refining his craft. Handling most of the instruments and the production himself, it features some choice guest spots including fellow Fermanagh musician Pat McManus of Mama's Boys/ Celtus on the fiddle, adding to the distinct Irish spirit in the music.

"Matty James has the soul of a vagabond poet and his huge talent as a singer-songwriter and storyteller is clear throughout this fantastic album." ***** - Black Velvet Magazine

“Whether you’re a fan of the great hell raising troubadours of the past like Hank Williams or more recent greats like Tom Waits, you’ll find plenty to love…” **** – Pure M

“The record’s memorable choruses and knee-slapping breakdowns make for a rousing listen.” 7/10 – Vive Le Rock

“‘The Road To No Town’ takes you on a vibrant rabble-rousing journey of feisty, yet unfeigned expression.” – Louder Than War

“Equal parts uplifting, reflective, and just plain foot tapping fun! If anything, what music should be.” – Rock Regeneration

“Should keep you hooked from start to finish.” ***** – PlanetMosh

“Sounds like the work of someone twice Matty’s age who has many albums under their belt. Surely he has no right to be able to pen such epic songs.” – Uber Rock

“Highly recommended if you like proper gritty scuffed-up dust ‘n’ bones country rock.” **** – Pure Rawk

“A terrific album from an uber talented singer-songwriter.” – Sinister Angels Realm

“The Road To No Town might lead you to unexpected territories!” – Veglam

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released April 29, 2016

All music & lyrics by Matty James.

Matty James - Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Drums, Bass, Harmonica

Special Guests...
Philthy - Mandolin, Banjo, Backing Vocals
Johnny Danger - Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pat McManus - Fiddle, Lead Guitar on track 5
James Cooke - Trumpet
Kevin Mc Hugh - Backing Vocals

Produced by Matty James.
Mixed by John Moffatt at Oaks Recording Studio.

© 2015 Matty James
℗ 2015 Pirate Heart Records


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Matty James Cassidy is a singer-songwriter-musician from Northern Ireland. Heart-felt, sing-along, tale-telling, rabble-rousing songs you can hang your hat on.

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