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Jay Matthes ensnares audiences with deft vocals

Jay Matthes

On this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Milwaukee singer-songwriter Jay Matthes joins host Ben Kieffer for a solo acoustic set.

Listen to the podcast below for some of Matthes' clever lyrics and award-winning vocals. 

Jay began playing professionally in July 2011. Since then, his musical projects have earned opening spots for national acts such as Jana Kramer, Old Dominion, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Mike Dawes, 10,000 Maniacs, Ike Reilly Assassination, Charlie Worsham, RaeLynn, Freedy Johnston, Natalie Stovall and the Drive, and more. He’s played many of the major venues in Wisconsin, from Cactus Club to Summerfest to The Rave, plus multiple local festivals and events.

Currently, Jay plays solo acoustic gigs across the Midwest in support of his new album "A Drier Place" and new single "The Light".

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River