Just Released My New Music Video – FEAR!

Just Released My New Music Video – FEAR!

Hello all you beautiful people!

I just finished editing the craziest music video I’ve ever worked on. A lot of time went into this one, and I’m stoked with the result. Without further ado, here is the official music video for my original song “FEAR”, shot entirely on location in Southern Queensland, Australia.


If you like what you hear, go ahead and download it right here:
http://jasonmatkin.bandcamp.com/track/fear

Thank you so much everyone! Have a fantastic weekend! I hope you like it – and please subscribe to my YouTube Video channel if you can.

Thanks for all your continued support!

Entered the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter Contest

Entered the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter Contest

Hi everybody! I just entered the Guitar Center’s Singer/Songwriter contest to help get some exposure. They have some helpful prizes for winners too. I would really appreciate it if you can go check it out and follow my channel there:
http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/Jason+Matkin

Thank you for all your support!

Thank You Queensland, Australia!

Thank You Queensland, Australia!

Thank you Southern Queensland for an awesome experience! What a great country and great people. I am looking forward to coming back soon to share more music and explore more awesome places in the land of AUZ!

Jason Matkin Busking Brisbane South Bank Queensland Australia
Busking South Bank, Brisbane
Jason Matkin Busking Brisbane South Bank Australia
Busking in Brisbane South Bank
Jason Matkin Kangaroos
Surrounded by Roos
Jason Matkin Rosellas Lamington
Hanging out with wild Rosellas in Lamington National Park
Jason Matkin Feeding Kangaroo Queensland Australia
Feeding a friendly Auzzie inhabitant
Jason Matkin holding Koala Queensland Australia
Experience of a Lifetime – Holding a Koala
Jason Matkin Busking Permit Brisbane South Bank
Busking Permit for South Bank, Brisbane, Australia
Limited-Time FREE Download of My PARKSIDE EP

Limited-Time FREE Download of My PARKSIDE EP

Hi everyone!

Parkside EP Album Cover ArtI have some great news!  For a limited time, as a way to reward those who like my music and to help you spread the word to your friends, I am going to offer my first EP, “Parkside”. as a FREE download.  You can download individual tracks or the whole EP for FREE! Just click the “Buy Now” Link on BandCamp and enter the amount as “$0”.

It is available for FREE download now for a limited time so get over to BandCamp and get your copy.  If you have any problems downloading it, please send me a message.  I want to be sure it all goes smoothly!  You can also purchase the CD in a jewel case at my BandCamp site: jasonmatkin.bandcamp.com.

My intention is to share my music with as many people as possible. I hope you enjoy this limited-time FREE download opportunity.

Thank you so much for all of your support! I’ve come so far in the past year. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of you!

Street performance today in Encinitas – July 3 at 5:30 PM

Street performance today in Encinitas – July 3 at 5:30 PM

cropped_1_DetourHi Everybody! I will be performing original songs and covers this evening on a sidewalk performance in front of the Detour Salon & Store on the corner of Coast Highway 101 and “E” Street in Encinitas. Hope you can come by to listen. I will be starting at 5:30 PM and will play for an hour or so.

Thank you for your support!

MAP is HERE

Coffee, Tea & Music Saturday at Cafe Ipe

Coffee, Tea & Music Saturday at Cafe Ipe

I will be performing again on Saturday Morning at Cafe Ipe in Leucadia, CA. Come join me to listen, enjoy some fresh house-roasted coffee and/or breakfast at this favorite local spot for bicyclists touring the coast and locals who enjoy this spot.

Jason at Cafe Ipe
Jason at Cafe Ipe

Please come join me June 28 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

MAP is HERE

Street Performance at Detour Salon For Encinitas First Thursdays

Street Performance at Detour Salon For Encinitas First Thursdays

Hi Everyoone,

It was a great pleasure to perform on Highway 101 yesterday evening in front of the Detour Salon and Store, thanks to Jarrod Harms’s invitation for Encinitas’s First Thursday festivities.  Thank you very much to all those who stopped by.  I appreciate your support.

Jason Matkin Performance at Detour Salon - Encinitas
Jason’s Street Performance at Detour Salon – Hwy 101, Encinitas

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Release of “Stay With Me” Video aimed towards Suicide Prevention Awareness

Release of “Stay With Me” Video aimed towards Suicide Prevention Awareness

Hey everyone! Check out the official music video to my original song “Stay With Me” from my new EP! I hope it inspires and helps, in its own way, to make a positive difference in our world. Please leave me a comment to let me know if you like it! I would also really appreciate your subscription to my YouTube channel, if you like my songs. Thank You very much for all of your support!

I was inspired to write “Stay with Me” after being scheduled to play a gig on World Suicide Prevention Day. This song is written from the perspective of someone who has lost a close friend to Suicide. I hope to raise awareness in those that listen to my song, as there are many troubled people among us that need our help, and it is our job to help them to seek guidance to prevent more tragic losses.

Did you guys know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24 in the USA? That means more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined! This issue doesn’t only affect Americans. Suicide is also the leading cause of death for South Koreans age 15-29 where teen suicide rates have increased almost 60% over the past decade.

I hope those troubled with thoughts of suicide will seek out help. There are many of us who do care.  If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE make use of the resources below. Lets make a difference in our society!

(USA only) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  
Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers

Other Important resources on the Internet:
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm
http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help…
http://www.up2sd.org/find-help

International Suicide Prevention Services:
http://www.iasp.info

Parent’s Youth Suicide Prevention
http://jasonfoundation.com/

Thanks to Michael G. Ronstadt for the awesome Cello on this piece!

Just released – Parkside EP

Just released – Parkside EP

Hi everyone!

Parkside EP Album Cover ArtI just released my first EP, “Parkside”. It is available for download now and you can also purchase the CD at my BandCamp site: jasonmatkin.bandcamp.com.

My intention is to share my music with as many people as possible. BandCamp allows me to provide up to 200 free downloads of my EP by issuing special download codes, so if you cannot afford to download my music at BandCamp, or even if you just want it for free, that is fine with me. I want you to enjoy it! So please send me an email requesting a download code from this JasonMatkinMusic.com website or the BandCamp website and I will happily provide you one, as long as they last.

Thank you so much for all of your support! I’ve come so far in the past year. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without all of you!

Version 2 of The Hitchhiker Video Posted

Version 2 of The Hitchhiker Video Posted

Hi everyone! I’m currently in the process of recording a new song which should be out within the next couple of weeks. Until then, here is an alternate, “Version 2”, music video to my original song “The Hitchhiker” edited by my Uncle!

I hope you enjoy it; let me know what you think of it, and tell me how you like it in comparison to the old version (which you can find on my YouTube channel).