Last Tin Angel Show…

Next Saturday, 12/10, I’ll be doing my final show at the Tin Angel. And I’m pysched to be plaing it with my friend Pat McGee!

Why final show? Well, Tin Angel is closing its doors soon and this is my last show at the venue.

It’s an amazing place and I’m sad to see it go, but we’re going to go out w/ a bang! I know this show will sell out, so make sure you get your tickets now.

Doors @ 7:30pm
I go on @ 8:00pm
Pat McGee and company @ 9:00pm

Matt Santry & Pat McGee @ Tin Angel

Matt Santry & Pat McGee @ Tin Angel

The things you do for love…

I love music. I love that I can make a living making music.

But with love comes compromise. Honestly, I think that’s what keeps us balanced. Love is give and take.

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of different music jobs that I didn’t love…

late nights playing to screaming drunks, bridezilla melt-downs, kids that won’t practice their instruments…

But, I learned from all of those experiences.

Now I’d like to share a quick video of one of my latest music jobs. Sure, it’s not my finest hour, but it sure was fun!

If anything, have a good laugh at the hilarious and obscene youtube comments 😉

NOTE – the original video has seen been taken down. You can still hear the song at this link.

Reschedule Tin Angel Show

Thursday, March 26th

(originally scheduled for 3/5, but postponed due to snow)


It’s been a few months since I’ve played an original music showcase.  In the meantime, I’ve been writing a bunch, so this is a perfect opportunity to debut some of my new tunes!

This show should be really cool because I’m sharing the bill w/ two great women singer writers, Alexis Cunningham and Melody Rose.  Plus our friends at That Mag are helping us get the word out. (btw look for a new interview w/ me at That Mag in March!)

And to top it off, this show is the same week as my birthday, so we may be celebrating before and after 😉

I hope you can join us!

Get tickets here before they sell out.





Just in time for Valentine’s Day…

If you know me or my music, you know that I don’t write very many love songs. Call me unromantic, that’s okay. I just seem to gravitate towards other topics because the world seems to be filled w/ so many love songs.

But this Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share a song I wrote for my fiance. I actually wrote it to propose to her…and yes it worked!

At first I didn’t want to share this song w/ the world because it was just meant for my fiance and I. But then I thought about it some more and wondered if other people would like it almost as much as she did. Plus she was glad I made a recording of the song (points for me!)

So here it is. It’s called “Trading in my Six-String“.



Happy Valentine’s  Day!

Headed Down South…

I’m looking forward to getting on the road again this coming week. This will be my 4th trip to perform the Southern States this year. This time I’m playing a fundraiser for a friend of friend in Charleston on Saturday, 11/15.  It’s open to the public and details are on graphic. You can also RSVP here.

While I’m down there, I’m going to make a stop in Georgia to play a few tunes at Eddie’s Attic on Monday 11/17. Such a great venue!


New Music Happening Now!

Last year I set out to raise money for a new record.  I did it right from this very website, just using my existing mailing list and social media reach. The response was awesome!

What began as a “record” evolved into a very different project.  Since the way music is consumed these days is so vastly different than even 5 years ago, I decided to change w/ the times. Instead of a record, I decided to give my backers (people who contributed to the campaign) a new song ever month.

I began delivering new songs in May of this year.  As I write, I’ve released 5 brand new songs as well as a 10 song live record. Not bad for 5 months!

What dawned on me was that I had a bit of writers block… and I didn’t even realize it! 2010 was the last time I “officially” released anything. That’s waaaaaaay too long to be silent!

Since I feel accountable to the people who gave me money to make new music, I’ve had no choice but to produce. I’ve had to let go of my perfectionism, my fears and anxiety and just get the new music out the door.

It’s been stressful to say the least, but it was what I’ve needed for a long time.

So today I write to announce that I will be doing a Kickstarter campaign to gain more backers, in other words…

  • I want more people to hold me accountable,
  • I want more people to give me feedback
  • And I want more people to care about this project!

So get ready, because I’m on a mission and there’s no stopping me now!