June 2024 Update

Happy June!
My City Winery Boston concert on Saturday, June 8th is at noon in downtown Boston. I'll be performing the songs of the great Johnny Cash and talking about his career. I'm really working hard to get people out for this one, so if you're around and interested, please grab tickets at this link.
The Highwaymen book is now available for purchase online at the Barnes and Noble website. You can learn more at this link. In addition, the new album of Willie Nelson songs that I recorded over the winter is now out. You can stream or download it at this link. I'll have CDs of it available for purchase at upcoming concerts as well. 
If you'd like to know where I'll be in June doing Songs and Stories concerts, please click on the “Shows” page www.mattyorksongsandstories.com. The short answer to where I'll be in June is literally everywhere : )
A few shows where I'll doing my own stuff or playing in clubland:

June 7th (Fri.) 6-9 at Anna’s Harborside (outdoors in downtown Plymouth, MA) Really great food here and outdoors step from the beach.
June 13th (Thurs.) 7:30pm opening for Rhett Miller of the Old 97's at Alchemy in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets at https://alchemyri.net/
June 16th (Sun.) 2-5 Black Hat Brewery in Bridgewater, MA outdoors, food trucks, beer and music. Come celebrate Father's Day. https://www.blackhatbrewworks.com/
June 22nd (Sat.) Village Social Club in Brookline, MA from 8-10 (below the Garrison House) https://www.garrisonhousebrookline.com/
This month's video is a song by the great, great songwriter Hank Cochran. Hank wrote a bunch of hit songs including "I Fall to Pieces" and "He's Got You" for Patsy Cline. He was a larger than life personality and his nickname was "The Legend". When he first met Willie Nelson, Willie was still a struggling songwriter. Hank loved his songs so much that he urged his publishing company to hire him. His bosses told him they didn't have the budget for another songwriter. Hank had just been promised a $50 a week raise and he worked out a deal where Willie would get that $50 a week instead and began working for the publishing company. Right around then, Willie wrote "Crazy" for Cline and the rest is history. Hank and Willie wrote many songs together and remained close friends until Cochran's death about fifteen years ago. This song is called "A Little Bitty Tear" and was a hit for several artists over the years.  https://youtu.be/IC9YmKX-o0s
That's the update. Thanks for reading and thanks for your support!

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