Nashville Drummer / Songwriter Matt North Releasing 2nd Solo Album

Bullies In The Backyard, the second album from Matt North, features ten songs written under the cloud of a seven-year lawsuit Matt’s family ultimately won due to violations against his son’s special needs by Nashville Public Schools. The Federal District Court verdict set precedents in Tennessee that now benefits families facing similar challenges over their child’s education nationwide. Bullies In The Backyard, is being released by Round Badge Records, February 11, 2021.

With no work playing live shows or recording jobs in sight due to the pandemic, Matt started working at Nashville’s Home Depot to support his family and spent the rest of his time writing songs in his home studio. Just like Guy Patterson in the iconic film “That Thing You Do,” Matt found himself selling appliances when he would’ve rather been drumming. Thus, he is arguably the real Guy Patterson. He is arguably Spartacus.

Mixed by Grammy winner, Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco, Los Lobos) and mastered by Pete Lyman (Tom Waits, Chris Stapleton, Barry Gibb), Bullies In The Backyard features guest appearances from Jonny Polonsky and Jesse DeNatale alongside Matt’s core band of Nashville A-listers:

Stuart Mathis (Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers) – guitars
Chris Donohue (Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris) – bass
Michael Webb (Chris Stapleton, John Fogerty) – keyboards