MATT'S BRAIN DRIPPINGS (Blog)

Ode to my Hometown - Three Bricks Shy 

  THREE BRICKS SHY COME EVERY WEEKEND I RUN WITH A CROWD THE ONE THAT GETS ORNERY, THE ONE THAT GETS LOUD WE LIKE GIRLS WITH LOOSE KISSES AND JEANS WAY TOO TIGHT WE PLAY CHICKENSHIT BINGO EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT WE’RE THREE BRICKS SHY, CRAZY AS HELL THERE ARE NIGHTS I DON’T REMEMBER, BUT THAT’S JUST AS WELL HOW WE’VE SURVIVED, THE LORD ONLY… Read more

The Tale of Two Brothers 

The Tale of Two Brothers (As seen on www.grassrootsy.com) I'm a professional musician (www.mattpossband.com) and so is my brother. We both chose very different paths to becoming full time musicians. He rented his house and is on the road with his family 250 dates per year like it's 1947, in their RV travelling all over the US and Candada as part of troup of musicians. Just from watching him and his… Read more

George Jones and what he was to me.  

"Yabba Dabba Do, The King is gone, and so are you." Rest in peace King George.  Relax, I'm not talking about George Strait.  I'm talking about The Possum; I'm talking about Mr. White Lightning himself; I'm talking about the hard living, hard loving, lawn mower riding, hard country crooner they once called "No Show Jones".  I'm talking about Mr. George Jones, of course.  Last… Read more

Carrie Underwood and Niches, Shooter Jenning's New Album, Eric Church's New Live Album 

Last week Carrie Underwood came out in support of PETA (people for the ethical treatment of Animals) and went on to state that Rodeos should be considered animal cruelty.  At first blush I thought wow, what a slap to the face of her audience.  I thought how dumb can you be??  Does she really have that much disrespect for her fans??  But then I got to… Read more

Summer EP/Album, JB & The Moonshine Band, & Fall Tour 

Howdy PossE, We are quickly putting together the finishing touches and scheduling the remaining recording time to finish up our summer EP release for this May.  The EP was scheduled to feature just a few light hearted and novelty type songs.  However, As peeps are finding out the details, I'm fielding suggestions that I should re-release fun songs like "Pickup Truck",… Read more

Jerrod Niemann, Hugh Wear, and Beans & Bullets announcement 

Howdy MPB will be playing at the Effingham Illinois County Fair this Friday night at 6:45 on the Main Stage.  We'll be opening up for a great singer/songwriter out of Nashville TN named Jerrod Niemann.  Jerrod isn't one of those fly by night hat acts Nasvhille likes churning out.  He's a genuine hit maker and has co-written three singles for Garth Brooks: the Chris LeDoux… Read more

Harley's, MDA, Bonfire Music Festival, & Blackberry Smoke Review 

Howdy, If you're in the Urbana IL area this weekend, or just feel like a roadtrip, we'll be jamming at Andrae's Harley Davidson annual Summer Bash for MDA.  All the proceeds go towards MDA and a search for a cure.  Show starts at 6pm, MPB on at 7pm and Nashville New comer Dustin Lynch on at 8:15.  Hope to see you out there! The Date for the Bonfire Music Festival… Read more

Dog Days and Zac Brown Band 

Man it's HOTT out.  It's a little better today in Illinois but the majority of this past month has been face melting hot.  Playing outside in this heat is a good weight drop program.  I've dropped about 5 pounds overnight after a gig.  It's been a fun summer but I've never wanted Fall to be here so badly.  So far we've been rained out in Newton, scorched at Legacy Harley Davidson, Met some great new… Read more

Summer is here!  

"We are The Matt Poss Band and we don't give a shit!", Thank you Cabo Robo.  Words to live by.   It's Friday and Rob won't shut up about his Harley, Mac is telling me all about his next guitar purchase, and Sam is off in the woods somewhere near Greenup with his buddy George for Friday Funday celebrations.  "Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies".   The sun… Read more

Time Flies... Podcast

Where does the time go??  Diamond Dave posed the question:  where have all the good times gone?  Where indeed.  It's now almost April and I am stuck here wondering where life pulled out all the stops and hit high gear cause it was just 2002 two minutes ago.   I guess that's how it goes.  I'll be writing the 2012 year wrap up before too long, right after the 4th of July.  I'm in a nostalgic mood tonight.  I'm thinking… Read more
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