Presscd review Maverick Magazine
“gravel voiced Canadian evokes some sad and dark tales…”
“Peregrina (which means female pilgrim) is a powerful opener, drawing on his experiences and feelings from walking the 800km of the Camino Santiago in Spain. With some terrific backing by JK Gulley amongst others, Mutch’s lyrics evoke the romanticism of that journey allied to the pain endured along the way”
“Quite an obvious potential hit would be the ballad portraying the sad story of explorer John Torrington who in 1845 voyaged with
Sir John Franklin to the arctic. That will figure heavily from this release. In the best traditions of Gordon Lightfoot, this epic song is a wonderful cinematic exploration in its own right as, over a solid acoustic guitar and drum backing, Mutch gives voice to the doomed sailor.”
On “Steeltown Trilogy, Mutch’s rich baritone is used to great effect.,”
“ a solid and listenable album...
John Jobling-Maverick Magazine
Matthew Mutch is a true example of a singer-songwriter: The lyrics of any song from Mutch mean as much as the melody when it comes to the songs that Mutch writes. Each song on his new release of Steeltown Pilgrim is a story set to music; and the music to each song is full of life and seems to have been thoroughly composed. This type of writing and composing is almost non-existent in today’s music industry; so, it’s nice to find an example like this every so often.
Review by Matheson Kamin
Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)