5/26/2005 - Matt the Electrician

After years of a steadily-built, devoted fan base, some would say that Austin, Texas based Matt Sever's (aka Matt the Electrician's) unassuming baby-faced slacker image and 'nice guy' blue-collar charm belie a very complex and intoxicating energy that is equal parts gritty neo-folk, frenetic boyish pulse, and tangled life experience - all held cohesive by his deft guitar skills and liquid vocals reminiscent of a young Paul Simon wrapped around a Tom Waits heart.