Denver Fashion Week kicked off at Wings Over the Rockies this past Sunday. Among the festivities included the 2018 303 Magazine Awards that cover categories including music, fashion, food, art, and photography. Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs were nominated for Best Country Band in Denver and won the award as voted on by fans in Denver. "It's really shocking, we're so new and there are so many great bands in this category it was just an honor to be nominated and it's pretty surreal to win" said Rouch.
We just found out that Matt will opening for the grammy-nominated alt-country band Drive-By Truckers at the WhiskyX in Denver on Friday, October 13th at 6pm. There will be over 60 whiskies available for sampling as well as chef tastings from local Denver chefs and food trucks. Matt will be playing an acoustic set during the VIP Hour. Tickets and info can be found here: The WhiskyX Denver
The band and I couldn't be more thrilled to be opening for the fantastic Pokey LaFarge and Esther Rose at the Gothic Theater in September! This is all thanks to you our wonderful fans, you put us here! Check out Pokey's peformance on Conan O'Brien and remember tickets are still available through our website for $20 flat, just click on the Shows tab!
This past weekend we had the huge fortune of playing a sold-out show at Belly-Up Aspen opening for country star Pat Green. It was an incredible experience and at a great venue. Here are a bunch of pictures and videos from the night, if you haven't been to Belly-Up I highly recommend you head up to Aspen sometime to check out a show!
Outstanding songs were discovered all categories of the 18th Annual Great American Song Contest. GASC Judges reviewed songs by over 1800 songwriters around the world. The impressive quality of songwriting made the task of choosing winners enjoyable, but also very challenging.
Below is the official list of GASC 2016 Finalists. All scored near the top of their respective categories. The number of category Finalists is proportionate to the number of entries received for each of the 11 categories.
Music Connection Magazine has named Matt Rouch as one of it's Top Prospects of 2016. His album, "The Beautiful and the Damned" received strong reviews in the June issue of the nationally-distributed magazine. Matt was informed of his selection by the staff of Music Connection who publishes a list of their favorite artists at the end of each year.
Matt Rouch received 3 nominations for 2016's IMEA Awards - Folk Artist of the Year, Folk Album of the Year, and Folk Song of the Year. The award ceremony was held on October 8th at the Tucker Theater in Murfeesboro, TN, just outside of Nashville. Although he did not win for any of these categories Matt was still incredibly grateful for the nomination, "It's such an honor to even be nominated and be recognized alongside all of these great artists, I'm very happy about it."