"Ably backed by the Hoot Owls, Matt Strachan has a gift for conveying life’s golden moments."
- Music Connection Magazine
Matt Strachan, a Montana based singer songwriter, shines on stage with his high energy, crowd pleasing band The Hoot Owls. The songs dig deep into life’s struggles while delivering an uplifting spirit that gets folks up dancing. Compared to American Aquarium’s BJ Barnum, Matt has a way of bringing listeners into honest stories that resonate and bring emotional responses.
Named Music Connection’s Unsigned Artist of the Week in October of 2016 for his debut release, Tickets, Matt has continued to fine tune his writing craft and grow his fan base across the Northwest. The band, comprised of Paul Brantley on Bass Guitar/Harmonies, Brian Luehr on Lead Guitars, and Cody Davis on Drums, has stepped into the festival circuit through Montana playing festivals such as Red Ants Pants with Dwight Yoakum, Shovels and Rope, and Junior Brown. The band has become an annual staple at the Bob Marshall Music festival sharing the stage with Flatland Calvary, HoneyHoney, and Shooter Jennings.
Matt’s stage presence and high energy caught the eye of #1 Texas Recording Artist TJ Broscoff in 2017. Less than a year after meeting, Matt and TJ hit the studio in San Antonio, Texas to record Dogtown. Produced by TJ, this record was the first radio success Matt experienced with tracks still in rotation in the Montana area. The friendship has also sparked an annual summer concert outside of Helena, MT, the July 3rd Beach Bash. Matt has brought in friends from all over the country including Curtis Grimes, TJ Broscoff, Judson Cole, and is slated to have Tylor and the Train Robbers in 2020 to share the stage and stories.
Sounds Like: Ryan Bingham, Turnpike Troubadours, Lucero