Smart bets: Matthew Frantz

Although his online bio spews dubious tales of mastodon resurrections and a guitar that killed Hitler, Matthew Frantz is a genuine singer-songwriter who saturates each verse in emotion. Far from weepy though, the Chicago-based “freak folk” artist got his start with fret-sliding grooves and quiet, breathy moments. His latest EP (you’ll have to Google it for the expletive title) swaps those sweet acoustics for a more defiant take on electric folk rock, complete with echo-laden psychedelic strums. In support of the new tunes, Frantz has set off on his most extensive national tour to date, which stops in Asheville for a free matinee performance at Altamont Brewing Co. on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m. altamontbrewing.com. Photo courtesy of the artist

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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