It's September. In our book, that means it's finally patio weather, even if it's a little bit of wishful thinking. We've upgraded our patio with new fans and speakers, and every Thursday, we're bringing out some local musicians as part of our Lexus Patio Live Music Series.
Houston favorite Matt Harlan is a troubadour of the first degree, bringing his handcrafted songs to stages across his home state of Texas, the USA and Europe. Recording and releasing new collections every few years, his first four studio albums drew ample praise from national and international Americana music lovers - landing in ears and on charts - setting the stage for the 2019 release of “Best Beasts” his fifth (and possibly best) record to date.
Harlan is a winner of multiple songwriting accolades, from outfits like American Songwriter, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Billboard. He was even named Singer-Songwriter of the Year in the 2013 Texas Music Awards and featured alongside a stellar cast of characters (Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark) in the documentary, “For the Sake of the Song.” In his travels, Matt has shared stages big and small with celebrated local music friends (Jimmy Pizzitola, Little Outfit, Gabe Wootton, Will Van Horn), Americana greats (Guy Clark, James McMurtry, Steve Earle) and modern luminaries alike (John Fullbright, Adam Carroll, Jamie Lin Wilson, Hayes Carll).