It comes with a bittersweet twinge of loss.
As some of you may be aware, Alex Chilton passed away in New Orleans last month at the young age of 59. He was always one of my rock n' roll heroes.
As I grew up playing music myself in New Orleans,
I always admired the way that he lived his life.
He was simple, unassuming, humble, and a downright undercover rock legend.
A lot of people don't even know that he lived in New Orleans, but he did, and he loved it.
You would always hear stories about him like:
"Yea, man, dat dude's cool, he washes dishes at my uncle's restaurant"
"you'd never know he was a bonafide rockstar"
"dat's da dude from Big Star, .....man...."
On and on......
I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times on random occasions.
He was genuinely happy to know that someone knew his music.
I challenge each person I know, to seek out his music.
He was a huge inspiration for me, and as a tribute,
I humbly have recorded one of his classics,
In the immortal words of Wayne and Garth, "I'm not worthy!!!"
released April 29, 2010
Samuel Stiles plays:
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Voice Box, Wurlitzer, and Shaker.
Recorded and mixed to Analog tape using a 1" Tascam MS-16.
You can take the man out of New Orleans, but
You can't take the New Orleans out of the
Life has taken me all over the world...including a stint living in New Zealand.
Some may know me as Matt Martin...
You may have known me by my past and present musical works:
Amerigo, World Leader Pretend, Andy Wagner, Theresa Andersson, Steve Eck, Rachel Ries, and Still Machine.
This site=My New Music....more