Mattiel Brown is a softly-spoken, chilled-out design nerd turned rock & roll belter, performing bold, vintage soul as Mattiel (pronounced ‘maa-TEEL’). Brown grew up on a five-acre farm in rural Brooks, Georgia, the only child of a Detroit native. As an adolescent, Brown delighted in the ’60s folk and pop of her mother’s limited vinyl collection: Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and Joan Baez. As an adult, relocated in neighbouring Atlanta, she’d sing along to the radio on the long drives to work: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Dylan, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Jack White. (Mattiel were invited to open for Mr White on a string of arena shows last year, shortly before making an impressive TV debut on the BBC’s Later…With Jools Holland). With new material forthcoming on esteemed indie ATO Records, Mattiel are destined to be Atlanta’s best kept secret no longer.
Today, Mattiel is happy to announce a run of headlining shows throughout North America beginning on May 3 in Nashville at Third Man Records. The tour makes stops in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Austin, Atlanta, Los Angeles and many more cities before culminating in a performance on June 15 in Oxford, MS at Proud Larry’s. Tickets are on sale this Friday and a full list of dates is below.
Friday, May 3rd – Nashville @ Third Man Records – Blue Room (TICKETS)