Matthew O'Neill + Hulder

COLONY WOODSTOCK PRESENTS:

Matthew O'Neill + Hulder

Hulder

Thu · March 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Matthew O'Neill
Matthew O'Neill
Matthew O'Neill is a musical artist living in Upstate New York. He was born in Ontario, and raised in Pennsylvania. Matthew spent much of his youth joyously alongside his father in the Eastern Woodlands. His music embodies an innate connection to the Earth and Indigenous Ways. Learning to embrace the inherent contradictions of those ways and contemporary life has been a defining aspect of his work. In bridging the gap between time honored ways and the modern world, he offers up fresh options and feelings that are vivid, wise, sexual, humorous, and celebratory.

He started out in high school writing and performing with his band Milkweed. The basement of his Mom's old stone house serving as rehearsal/performance space. The death of his father and a backpacking trip to the Southwest in his early teens changed his life forever and introduced him first hand to Indigenous culture.

At age 19, Matthew removed himself from mainstream culture and sought out the education of experience in the wilderness of the American West. He lived nomadically in National Forests and Native American Reservations, and fasted often. Baselining his soul with the powers of the Earth, he funneled the strength and awareness that was given into music and writing. He proceeded to have many adventures on the outskirts of American civilization, occasionally taking seasonal jobs on remote ranches and farms. For several years he self-released his own records, often from such uniquely remote locations.

Eventually he moved back East to the Catskill Mountains where he found himself at home. A few years later, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, gigged out and made a record in an off-the-grid shack above Topanga. Live shows in LA led to him meeting friend/producer Bill Fiorella. In the Spring of 2013, while living in Philly, he recorded 'Campfire Cook' via Fiorella's Lone Pine Records label (released March 2015). Campfire Cook was recorded in a mountain cabin studio in Wrightwood, CA over the course of 3 days of sonic conjuring. Daniel Lanois' hand me down vintage analog gear and a self regulating source of electricity were the technology employed to capture the proceedings. The album was completed completely analog and garnered good reviews.

Local artist Matthew O'Neill is a wilderness freak song warrior. His music embodies a connection to spirit, the Earth, and Indigenous Ways. Learning to embrace the inherent contradictions of those ways and contemporary life has been a defining aspect of his work. His latest release, Trophic Cascade, is a sophisticated double LP that was released via the Underwater Panther Coalition and wasco-produced with longtime friend 2x Grammy winner Diko Shoturma (Bjork, St. Vincent, David Crosby...). Some reviews are as follows:

"Matthew O’Neill follows his vision here...A potent mind-meld of early Pink Floyd space-rock, Jerry Garcia-esque laid-back roots music, and Native American-inspired earth-and-sky spirituality...a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” ~ The Daily Vault

"Cosmic Americana meets interstellar yacht rock and soulful psychedelia…." Post To Wire

"...with so much creative musical diversity flowing through it, Trophic Cascade's appeal will undoubtedly last for many generations. ~ No Depression

O'Neill's live performances are explorative journeys, he will be joined at the Colony with fellow mountain maniacs Jeff Bailey (ex-Phosphorescent), Troy Newton, Matt Moorman, and Steve Boniello. Local artist Matthew O'Neill is a wilderness freak song warrior. His music embodies a connection to spirit, the Earth, and Indigenous Ways. Learning to embrace the inherent contradictions of those ways and contemporary life has been a defining aspect of his work. His latest release, Trophic Cascade, is a sophisticated double LP that was released via the Underwater Panther Coalition and wasco-produced with longtime friend 2x Grammy winner Diko Shoturma (Bjork, St. Vincent, David Crosby...). Some reviews are as follows:

"Matthew O’Neill follows his vision here...A potent mind-meld of early Pink Floyd space-rock, Jerry Garcia-esque laid-back roots music, and Native American-inspired earth-and-sky spirituality...a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” ~ The Daily Vault

"Cosmic Americana meets interstellar yacht rock and soulful psychedelia…." Post To Wire

"...with so much creative musical diversity flowing through it, Trophic Cascade's appeal will undoubtedly last for many generations. ~ No Depression

O'Neill's live performances are explorative journeys, he will be joined at the Colony with fellow mountain maniacs Jeff Bailey (ex-Phosphorescent), Troy Newton, Matt Moorman, and Steve Boniello.
Hulder
Hulder
Storey Littleton and Calder Mansfield make up Hulder, a duo out of Woodstock Ny. On two guitars the girls embody an alternative sound with some R&B and humor. Their vocals range from tight harmonies to all out powerhouse. They plan on smashing the patriarchy one autoharp at a time.
Venue Information:
Colony
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
http://www.colonywoodstock.com/