Media Kit

Matt Arthur is a Southern Minnesota blind man with a voice that calls to mind Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Cave. His band, the Bratlanders, bring a time-worn authenticity to their rootsy sound — a Weird Old American blend of rustic folk, old-time blues, early country-western, and bombastic rock & roll. Their songs call to mind early-70s Stones, Crazy Horse-era Neil Young, and more recent offerings from Sturgill Simpson and the Drive By Truckers.

“Matt Arthur’s music calls out from another time — a time when Johnny Cash was singing to the prisoners, Gram Parsons was pushing a new generation towards country music, and a whole host of artists were trying to figure out how to make peace in a conflicted America and find peace in their conflicted hearts.

“Matt Arthur’s voice can cut through the energized cacophony of a Saturday night bar-room and the haze of a Sunday morning hangover. His songs bring understanding and mercy — whether or not you’re inspired to get up, wash your face, and put on your cleanest dirty shirt; fall back into bed; or head back to the bar, this is the right music for the occasion.” — Reverend Russell Rathbun


For booking and press inquiries, email bratlanders@gmail.com.


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Press Release / onesheet
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MP3 Download
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“Old Friend”

Band Photo by Peter Lee
Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders: Don, Joel, Matt, Doug
L-R: Don Bratland, Joel Beithon,
Matt Arthur, Doug Bratland

Alternative Band Photo
Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders: Don, Joel, Matt, Doug
L-R: Don Bratland, Joel Beithon,
Matt Arthur, Doug Bratland

Mattt Arthur Photo by Mohamud Mumin
Matt Arthur