American singer-songwriter Matt Axton records live at Esteemed studio Paste on the Road: WinterWonderGrass

I found that music and nature are the best ways to truly connect with life, so a few friends walking deep in the woods and blowing their songs in the wind was magical to say the least.

—Matt Axton

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 21, 2022 / — Promising American performer Matt Axton continues to impress fans and critics alike this year. Matt Axton just recorded live at the highly esteemed Paste Studio on the Road: WinterWonderGrasson top of his successful release of the official music video for his critically acclaimed song, Blue Sky Rain, and Matt’s powerful performance at one of LA’s top live and country-americana music events/series,” The Grand Ole Echo”.

Paste Studio on the Road records artists in and around the Winterwondergrass Festival at Palisades in Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe CA. For Paste on the Road, Matt performed his country-grass originals, Bad Moon and Fire Down Below, and gave a bluegrass twist to his new single and video, Blue Sky Rain Matt covered Joy to the World from his father Hoyt Axton by creating his own backwoods version with guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo.

Matt particularly loved this recording because it was filmed in the woods behind his childhood home near the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Lake Tahoe, California. Matt still walks his dogs (Beau and Bella) here with his mother, Donna Axton.

“I found that music and nature are the best ways to truly connect with life, so a few friends walking deep in the woods and sending their songs to the wind was magical to say the least. I’m forever grateful to Paste to help bring it to life,” says Axton.

The Paste session recording was part of Matt Axton’s April tour of Northern California, which included performances in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Murphy’s, Atascadero, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. The Paste performance was originally recorded on April 4, 2022 and officially released on May 24, 2022.

Check out the recording of Matt’s Paste Magazine Session here:

Musicians in the Paste video: Matt Axton (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Kenny Feinstein (mandolin, backing vocals), Corey Simeoine (fiddle), Tommy Drinkard (banjo), and Jesse Blue Eads (bass).

Matt Axton

Matt Axton is a California-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and bandleader. His music is a “humble slice of Americana”, a mix of folk, roots, country, blues and rock. His eclectic style was developed in the Tahoe Mountains and proudly honed at the heart of Axton’s musical heritage. Matt’s grandmother Mae Boren Axton co-wrote Elvis Presley’s first hit Heartbreak Hotel and was known as The Queen Mother Of Nashville. Matt’s father, Hoyt Axton, was a musical powerhouse in the folk-country-rock scene, writing hits like Joy to the World, Never Been to Spain and many more. With over 300 original songs all his own, Matt Axton is making his mark on the West Coast music scene with a recent release of a single and video for his bittersweet and bright country love song Blue. Sky Rain, followed by collaborations with Hollywood bluegrass and rock stalwarts.

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