Ask Matt Wertz

Matt Wertz solicits fans to ask him questions

Matt Wertz is asking fans to record a video of themselves asking the singer songwriter a question and adding it to the ‘Ask Wertz’ YouTube group.

“I just wanted to introduce a new little segment to your life called ‘Ask Wertz’. I’m Wertz and you would be doing the asking,” Wertz says in a YouTube video promoting the idea. “What we’re gonna do is just basically have you film yourself asking me a question and upload it to my YouTube channel. I’m just going to do my best to answer as many of them each week as possible. I’ve been reading up on my Einstein, so I should be able to answer pretty much any question you have, whether it’s personal or scientific or anything.”

Watch the message below.

Matt Wertz Looking For Tour Merch Volunteers

Matt Wertz will be hitting the road starting on February 2nd, and the singer songwriter is searching for two volunteers to work the merch table on the February and March tour. In exchange, you get free tickets to the show. The dates are as follows:

2/02/09 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell
2/03/09 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
2/05/09 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
2/06/09 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (18+)
2/07/09 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/10/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club Lounge
2/11/09 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music
2/12/09 – Cleveland, OH @ HOB – Cleveland
2/13/09 – Chicago, IL @ HOB – Chicago
2/14/09 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
2/15/09 – Anne Arbor, MI @ The Ark
2/19/09 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/20/09 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
2/21/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
2/23/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
2/24/09 – San Diego, CA @ Anthology
2/27/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ HOB – LA
2/28/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/02/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (21+)
3/03/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
3/05/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/06.09 – Breckenridge, CO @ three20south
3/07/09 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

Volunteers will have to show up about 30 minutes before the doors open, help Jason (Matt’s tour manager) set up the merch table, and sell merch during the show and for a bit afterwards.

Matt Wertz Has High Hopes For His Next Single ‘Everything’s Right’

Matt Wertz updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@mattwertz) on Wednesday (December 17), talking about how things have changed for him after signing to Universal Republic after releasing his prior music independently. The Nashville singer songwriter tells readers:

Making the jump to a major label has proven to be a big change that has come with both excitement and disappointment. I think we were all hoping that ‘5:19’ would just explode over the airwaves and catapult me into some kind of other stratosphere of success. God obviously has something else in mind. With that said, I’m really excited for what 2009 has to offer – we are going to be pushing ‘Everything’s Right’ to radio as the next single, as well as producing a video for that song! If any of my songs are capable of making an impact at radio, ‘Everything’s Right’ could, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

‘Seriously Westcoast Vol.2 – Happy Holidays’ Free Album Download

Sarah McLachlan in black and white

Nettwerk Music Group and the Vancouver Sun have teamed up for another free digital download album. ‘Seriously Westcoast Vol.2 – Happy Holidays’ features 15 songs from such artists as Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Medieval Baebes, Jars of Clay and many more. Here’s the full track listing:

01 – Barenaked Ladies – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
02 – The Weepies – All That I Want
03 – Sarah McLachlan – Silent Night
04 – Matt Wertz What Child Is This
05 – Liily Frost – Skating On The River
06 – Oh Susanna – Go Tell It On The Mountain
07 – Medieval Baebes – The Holly & The Ivy
08 – The Be Good Tanyas – Rudy
09 – Barenaked Ladies – Elf’s Lament
10 – Melissa McClelland O – Holy Night-MST
11 – Jars Of Clay – Hibernation Day
12 – Jenny Owen Youngs – Things We Don’t Need Anymore
13 – Martha Wainwright – Merry Christmas And Happy New Year
14 – Kyle Andrews – Under The Misteltoe
15 – Leigh Nash – The First Noel
16 – Sarah McLachlan – The First Noel_Mary Mary (DJ Shah Remix)

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Matt Wertz Checks In From Two Birds/One Stone Tour

Matt Wertz checked in with fans on his MySpace (@mattwertz) on Thursday (November 1). He writes, “Hey y’all! Wertz up in this MUTHA, just saying hey and thanks to everyone who has come out to see the Two Birds/One Stone tour so far! We’re having a BLAST, and are really looking forward to the rest of the shows. If you’re in one of the following cities, come and hang out with us – if you’re not, follow us through my blogs on Facebook and MySpace. They’re fun for the whole family, and sure to make you dumber (or is it ‘more dumb’?) Barnes and I can’t wait to see ya!” Check out the remaining tour dates below.

11/01/07 Lawrence, KS at Granada Theatre
11/02/07 Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room (STARTS AT 9PM)
11/03/07 Boulder, CO at Fox Theatre – Boulder
11/06/07 Columbia, MO at Blue Note
11/07/07 Memphis, TN at Newby’s
11/08/07 Birmingham, AL at WorkPlay Theatre
11/09/07 Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
11/10/07 Jacksonville, FL at Metropolitan Park
11/12/07 Tallahassee, FL at Beta Bar
11/13/07 Orlando, FL at The Social
11/14/07 St. Petersburg, FL at State Theatre
11/23/07 Chicago, IL at House of Blues – Chicago
11/24/07 Covington, KY at Madison Theatre
11/27/07 Grand Rapids, MI at Calvin College Fine Arts Auditorium
11/28/07 Urbana, IL at Canopy Club
11/30/07 Chattanooga, TN at UT (Chatt) Roland Hayes Concert Hall
12/01/07 Nashville, TN at City Hall