Next appearances on The Blues Train:

MATT KATSIS has introduced his blues, roots and folk-stirred sounds to audiences far and wide with gusto and merit for the past ten years. From busking the streets of his hometown Melbourne, to avid traveller extensively touring his one man band approach, as no stranger to the stage, recent festival performances at Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival, Echuca-Moama Winter Blues, Darker Days, Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival and more has seen Matt join notable festival line-ups over the years with Australian music legends Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Diesel, Ian Moss, Jeff Lang and Backsliders.

Following a short stint of shows in Oregon USA, an opportunity that arose after he was awarded Bruthen Blues Festival’s International Musician’s Challenge in the Summer of 2014, his EP “The Burke & Wills Sessions”received warm welcome in North America and Canada in 2016 when his version of J.J. Cale’s’ ‘Call Me The Breeze’ was picked up by Apple Music’s ‘The A-List: Blues’ and ‘Roadhouse Blues’ Playlist. The track soon amassed over half a million streams across the platform. In this latest chapter finding harmony in the engineer’s seat, late 2021 saw the release of his retrospective studio album “Over The Horizon” and 2023 anticipates his second full-length album “Transits”, where for the most part was recorded from his current home in central Victoria.

Katsis nods to the pioneering and enduring legacy of which the genres traditions relay, yet embraces a distinctly modern sound mirrored across his songwriting, recording and live approach – featuring percussive elements of 6 & 9-string acoustic-electrified guitars, harmonica, stomp box and tambourine.