Matt Whipkey is right where he was always headed. Prolifically and independently releasing nearly a dozen albums in as many years, Whipkey is making good on the bets placed on him. Lazy-I’s Tim McMahan predicted, “Whipkey was born for the arena whether he ever makes it there or not.” With a slew of supporting dates the last two years for music icon Dwight Yoakam and rock legends Heart, Whipkey’s commanded the big stage. Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi boldly claimed, “Matt Whipkey is the future of rock and roll,” At 36 years old, Whipkey has seen the top with no intent of closing his eyes.
Whipkey’s unabashedly Americana-tinged rock n’ roll recalls the recklessness of “Let it Be” era Replacements with the resolve of “Darkness..” era Bruce Springsteen. However, the energy, showmanship and rock and roll would be in vain if not for Whipkey’s top tier songwriting. With 2017’s and 2018’s new releases, “Best New Music” and “Driver”, Whipkey doubles down on his rightful place amongst the nation’s top storytellers.