I always wanted to do something that I played all the instruments on so I made “Dragonfly”. This was the one I thought only I would like, but as it turns out it seems to be everyone’s favorite. I like to call it “porch music”. I don’t think I played all the instruments on it that well back then but I guess I got my point across. I do love most of those songs though. I did it in my bedroom on an Otari MX20-20 with a couple of AKG-414s (for you gearheads) for about $800 bucks. It’s a great “sit by the water” record.
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. After multiple listens, this album just never lets me down. It blows me away to think that he played all the instruments (guitar, bass, banjo, dobro, harmonica, and harmony vocals) and recorded the songs in his bedroom.
Listen to the following album tracks below.
1. Dragonfly 2. Hammock Song 3. Saving the Girl 4. Just Another Day 5. Manzanillo Shoals 6. Sweet Mary 7. Here on My Sleeve 8. Airplane Song 9. Good Thing 10. Drama Queen 11. Smell of Her Hair 12. Place Where I Can Breathe 13. Wouldn't You Wake the Same 14. Everything I Know to Do
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Here's here some more of Matt's lyrics not on Dragonfly
There’s a hit or miss chance I can find somebody Now that I’ve got nobody to lose So I’m hitting the town Cause baby I’m missing you
- Missing You, Performed by Wade Bowen, Written by Matt Powell
Reading the bible won’t get you to heaven, and thinking about running won’t make your legs weak. You’ve got a picture of Paris. It don’t mean you’ve been there, and just because you’re able don’t mean you should speak.
-A Whiskey Shot Closer by Matt Powell