The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonnie “Prince” Billy

We have posted before about Matthew Payne, aka The River Has Many Voices who lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country around Austin, TX. A Southern Appalachian musician by birth, his influences range from Raymond Carver, T.S. Eliot, J.D. Salinger via Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock to Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and the great American blues artists. Appropriate then that he should offer … Continue reading The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonnie “Prince” Billy

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Part three of our favourite 100 tracks of 2013. Today we’re counting down from 50 – 26. 50 Hanni El Khatib – Nobody Move In Hanni El Khatib’s biog on Wikipedia he says that his “…music is for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train“. I think that this is a good way to describe this tune as it hits you … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Mad Mackerel Recommends… The River Has Many Voices

The River Has Many Voices is the adopted moniker of singer-songwriter Matthew Payne who has a number of digital releases available for pay-what-you-want deals on his Bandcamp page. We came across him via a few serendipitous clicks around the web, and our introduction came in the form of the video for the stunning If You Gotta Go (Go With Me). It was one of those … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… The River Has Many Voices