EPISODE 12 : Matt Derda

Matt Derda

In this episode, Erik chats with Matt from Matt Derda and the High Watts about their new releases, getting back into playing after the pandemic, using social media challenges and rewards with building a fan base. Erik and Matt also compare notes on the craft of storytelling and art of improvisation as a performer. The latest single “Moonshine” is also featured in the episode.

Matt Derda and the High Watts website.

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Guest List

Matt curated a playlist of seven of his favorite bands from the area.

Track NameArtist
Old HauntsThe Struggs
LoverColleen Wild
Might as Well SettlePhil Yates & the Affiliates
When the World Makes More SenseJason Benefield
The Good NewsGirl Named Nino
Don’t Know AnythingDan Asio
Lightning BoltAaron Williams Band