"Hard-luck Americana " That's the best description of the music of Mathew deRiso aka Mat D. Performing with band mates Kurt Mullins and Jeff Deignan as the Profane Saints since 2006, the band has made a name for itself performing all original material ranging from Americana, Country, Blues and Rockabilly that critics have hailed as "Rob Zombie meets Lynyrd Skynyrd", "A Young Steve Earle with a more powerful set of Pipes" and "a soundtrack for a one way trip to Vegas in a bus full of strippers" Jim Pipkin, and independent contributor to Hickory Wind.org writes "I've been in and around music and the business of music, since the early 1970's. In all that time I've heard a lot of bad music, a lot of good music but very little GREAT music. This is GREAT music; well written, well played, solidly produced...from beginning to end the finest example of Americana Rockabilly I have ever heard... It stacks up with Haggard, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and kicks the liver out of most major label attempts in this genre."
With seven critically acclaimed albums to their credit, 3 album of the year awards, continued national and international radio play and an ever growing worldwide fan base, Mat D and his band are showing no signs of slowing down, having had the privilege of sharing the stage with musical legends David Alan Coe, John Hiatt and Bruce Hornsby, as well as The Rev. Horton Heat, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Bob Wayne, Indigenous and the Bottle Rockets. New and old fans alike are treated to an irreverent display of down home, original and twisted twang driven tunes.
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