Michael Matney triumphantly returns with an outstanding album – review of “The Red Neck & The Red Man”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 17.3.2024

What time is it when you’re reading this article, wherever you may be in the world? Check the clock. Yes, that is a perfectly fine time for some pure rock, and you’re in luck because I’m about to introduce you to a fantastic artist called Michael Matney. You might wonder who this gentleman is, and well, he has simply played with David Alan Coe as guitarist, as well as having his own group, White Boy and The Average Rat Band.

The premises are fabulous, and so is “The Red Neck & The Red Man”. An infectious album, filled with good riffs, catchy melodies, and relatable themes. I always applaud the production, the mixing, and the mastering, and this time (pun not intended) is no different. Matney delivers a super product from beginning to end.

What is the only thing that’s lacking, you might ask? Perhaps a bit more complexity in the songs’ structure, that’s all. That’s the only fault I can find in it. The already-released single “All Fired Up” has a notable guest, Stevie Salas, who has produced songs for Mick Jagger, and that is such an incredible addition to the record, it was a smart move to choose it as the first track to be published.

The eight tracks of “The Red Neck & The Red Man” fly by in just a little more than 23 minutes, which is why you will want to enjoy this album more than once. It could be during a workout, a skincare routine, or just a car ride. Matney knows how to entertain, and he’s not afraid to prove it.

After facing significant personal challenges, Matney found solace in music and his faith, which guided him back onto the right path. And the path is paved now, so don’t miss out on this iconic artist and his upcoming album: your head will be free of all your thoughts and transported into Matney‘s fresh, engaging, and timeless music.