Hailing from Calgary, Blais expands the rock genre by adding a vintage blues edge that, paired with his honest songwriting style, has resonated with his Canadian audience.
Matt’s live performances, whether solo or full band, are diverse events balancing high energy rock with emotional ballads. He has been described as Springsteen-esque in stage presence and songwriting ability. Supporting Blue Rodeo, The Trews, and The Strumbellas has shaped Blais into a consummate showman and artistic talent.
His independently released recordings have charted on campus radio, sold thousands of copies (Canada), and garnered critical acclaim. Notably, Blais has collaborated with Sam Roberts and earned multiple awards such as Calgary’s Singer/Songwriter of the year and Best Rock Song at the "The Great American Song Contest”.
"This is roots rock at it’s finest, the perfect way to sum up what it’s all about.”
- James Fenney, Belwood Music.