Matt Morson Welcomes You To His Tailgate Patio

Emjoy a summer night with friends in the back of the Ontario singer's pickup.


Matt Morson celebrates the joys of summer on his new single Tailgate Patio — showcasing on Tinnitist.

In this song about a night of jubilant dancing and partying among friends in the bed of a truck, the singer-songwriter takes us along for the ride with driving electric guitars and an easy, dashboard-thumping beat. His lyrics take us along tree-lined country roads — windows down, breeze in our hair — to the perfect spot for a bonfire and, of course, a tailgate.

A faster, more rock-infused departure from his usual country-and-blues sound, Matt wrote Tailgate Patio while sitting on a hill at dusk, turkey hunting. “Not the usual place to write a song,” Matt said, “but it seemed to produce results for me.” All he knew when he started was that he really wanted to write a summer song.

“Growing up, I loved those summer anthems that made you want to drive with the windows down, so I thought I would try my hand at one. It’s fun and fast and still a little rock inspired as all my music is. It’s a summer jam that I feel is still me. Still in my lane.”

Born and raised in small-town Ontario, Matt has always used his love of music and songwriting as a mode of self-expression. He picked up his first guitar at age 11 to master Led Zeppelin’s Communication Breakdown, and it all fell into place from there. Matt’s charismatic presence and ability to connect with an audience have led him to many notable performances throughout his career. He has opened for Doc Walker, George Canyon, Jojo Mason, River Town Saints, Paul Brandt and Aaron Pritchett.

Check out Tailgate Patio above, hear more from Matt Morson below, and meet up at his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.