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The Drifter and the Dream (Part I)

Matt Townsend

Recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC for Welcome to Mars and Eternal Mind Records.

"On his upcoming EP, The Drifter and the Dream part 1, Townsend explores the modern world and all of its rough edges with this exceptional collection of songs....Like Bruce Springsteen and Woodie Guthrie before him, Townsend channels in elements of folk, rock, and roots to create a great sound that doubles as a magnifying glass on his country’s pulse." - LORDS of DOGWOOD

"his lyrics can have a biting criticism more in line with the pointed fury of Bob Dylan....the album’s five tracks express a breadth of creative impulses...weighty lines like “it builds a brand new enemy to sell the same old war” flow with rhythmic ease." -The Huffington Post

"Matt Townsend really encapsulates the, so far, un-prevailing zeitgeist of those pining people who refuse to wither away in apathy." - Swept Media
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  1. 1 The Great American Madness 03:47 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Came Down From the Mountain 04:27 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Roaming Twilight 05:51 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Freedom is Calling 04:19 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Katie 03:44 Info Buy
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Live Solo -Sofar Sounds Asheville - "Katie"

Live Full Band - Highland Brewery - "The Great American Madness"

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1. The Great American Madness

2. Came Down From the Mountain

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Matt Townsend & The Wonder of the World

Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World

Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World

“With the newest folk revival well upon us, it’s rare that any of it is actually good, and it’s even rarer to find it along with the heart and soul of Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World" -Big Takeover Magazine

"This young man has to be one of my all time favorites. Lately I've found a few. But Matt has something that I think everyone's been looking for. Truth, beauty, peace, and enlightenment in his songs. They are mesmerizing. This is one album I can't stop listening to." -Nashville Music Guide

“A pure and heartfelt debut, Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World is a delightful LP and a band to keep an eye on" -Hear Magazine

“Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World are captivating, mysterious and thought-provoking.” -Examiner.com




Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World’s self-titled debut LP (Indie folk/Folk rock) is a lyrically driven album featuring 9 songs written by Matt Townsend. Some dressed in full band regalia, featuring swelling organs, ghostly musical saws, electric guitars, harmonies angelic; others more stripped down just words and voice, fingerpicked acoustics and ethereal violins.

The songs feature themes of loss and redemption, spiritual yearning, romantic longing, death, re-birth, freedom, alienation, gratitude and more.

The album was recorded at Chakra-5 studios, in Burlington, VT. Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Jamie Bright and featuring musicians from Burlington, VT, Asheville, NC and Boston, MA
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  1. 1 Seventh Story 05:19 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Carry On 05:17 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Hollow City (Free Me To My Soul) 04:56 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Wind Without the Rain 05:45 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Takin' a Moment 05:35 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Desire Like a Lion 03:55 Info Buy
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  7. 7 The Garden Where the Grass Forever Grows 06:47 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Love I'm Coming Home 04:17 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Gratitude in Being 05:18 Info Buy
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Matt Townsend "What Light Shall Be" EP

"Gratitude in Being" live at Sherwood Music

"Desire Like a Lion"

What Light Shall Be
  • What Light Shall Be
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Solo Acoustic EP from 2012 (Physical Copy, Individually Printed) 1. The Garden Where the Grass Forever grows 2. Carry On 3. Gratitude in Being 4. Above the Lonesome Cities 5. Dreams (Don't mean a thing) 6. Sun I Swear Was Shinin'

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