Owatonna People’s Press talks to Matt Arthur

Dec 08, 2018

Annie Granlund, from just down the road in Owatonna (closest “real” town to Matt’s home in Ellendale) had a chat with Matt Arthur this week about his life and his solo record. If you’re a subscriber, you can read the article on the Owatonna People’s Press website; if not, you can read it below.

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New Matt Arthur CD!

Dec 29, 2017

Our fearless leader has been hard at work on a new solo album over the past nine months! On The Edge, At The Bottom is coming out in January on House of Mercy Recordings with eleven songs that hearken back to Matt’s first solo gospel recording (2003’s The Way I See It). The release party

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Not Bloggin’

Feb 12, 2016

In case you’ve come to this “Updates” section of the website to find some actual, well, updates and other newsworthy items, we apologize. That sort of posting has moved fully over to our Facebook page. We still keep our gig calendar updated here on this ol’ site, and we’ll probably start posting occasional updates again

video placard for our unhappy holidays video

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Dec 10, 2015

Y’know, Christmas ain’t always the most magical time for everyone. We hope that you have a lovely holiday season, but in case you don’t, here’s a brand-spankin-new song to make you feel a little better about your own particular form of holiday heartbreak.

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Midwestern Tour!

Jun 29, 2015

We’ve made it to the brink of July, which means a whole lot of heat, humidity, and heartfelt rock & roll is on the way! The big news from Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders is that we are hitting the road for shows all across the upper midwest this month, playing seven cities in four

matt in the rehearsal space

The Kindest Cruelest Month

Apr 07, 2015

I don’t know if any of y’all remember the winter of 2014, but it kinda sucked. Every time we played a show, the weather was horrible. We managed to get safely to and from all but one of them, but that missed one was a big ‘un. So we decided it wouldn’t be such a

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Mr. Arthur Goes to Washington

Jan 17, 2015

Sometimes the band just can’t hit the road when Matt gets the itch to roam, and really, the dark days of January tend to be one of those times. Luckily our good friend and label mate The Holy Broke has a fantastic new record to release, and he’s bringing Matt back out to Washington state


Vinyl Release Week!

Jan 04, 2015

The time has come at last for the reissue of our 2013 album “Heavy On My Mind” on beautiful, long-playing vinyl! And we’ve got a bunch of great events planned to celebrate the occasion. Tuesday, January 6 (Release Day!): A special in-store acoustic performance from Matt Arthur at downtown Northfield’s brand-new bookstore, Content. 4:30-5:30 pm.


Northfield News covers our Vinyl Release

Dec 21, 2014

Kevin Krein of our hometown newspaper, the Northfield News, interviewed Doug and our producer/manager/guru Michael Morris about the upcoming vinyl release of “Heavy On My Mind.” You need a subscription to read the article on the newspaper’s website, so the full text is below.


Summer Update

Aug 01, 2014

Well, it’s been awhile since we shared any updates here, but if you follow our Facebook page, you’ll know we’ve had plenty going on this summer, including some fabulous shows at Barely Brothers Records, Harriet Brewing, and Palmer’s Bar’s incredible PalmFest! We’ve got another festival show coming up next Saturday, August 9th at Faribault’s big

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