This is the Official Matty Charles & Katie Rose website. Matty Charles & Katie Rose are an original country - folk duo that live in Portland, Oregon. 

Don't Piss Off Sound Person!

Years ago I was in a band that was sharing a bill in San Francisco with another band that will go unnamed. When we arrived the other band was doing their sound check. The band leader was getting bent out of shape by something about the sound and was communicating his frustration in a rather terse manner, putting his band mates on edge and clearly irritating the sound man. 

My band mates and I were astonished at this guys behavior and we hoped that we didn't all get tarnished because of it. After what seemed like a long time this guy walks up to the mixing board and tells the soundman that he is free to go and the bandleader will do the sound. Just a split second after the soundman dropped the f bomb on him, the bandleader smacked him across the face.

Well, that was the end of that. The show was cancelled and said bandleader had a hard time booking shows in San Fran after that.

Moral: Be nice to the sound person! Here's a little article you can read...

The Week so Far / Alberta Street Pub thurs. April 21st

It's been an interesting week so far. My car was stolen on Friday and the more time passes the less hope I am able to muster for getting it back. Fortunately, Katie Rose has a car and so we were able to get to Sunday's Seattle show just fine. However, the oil change we got her was less than great and the car was leaking oil for the last week and extremely low when we (fortunately) took her in for a tune-up. 

This morning I rode my bike downtown to report for jury duty and when I got there I discovered that I had left home without my keys and so I couldn't lock up my bike. They took pity on me at the courthouse and I was able to re-schedule. I rode back home and got in bed.

So this is just to say, I'm really ready for a fun night of playing music and that night is tomorrow! Thursday April 21st at Alberta Street Pub. Our friends Amanda Breese & Jenna Ellefson will start out the night at 9. Katie and I go on at 10. We cannot wait to see your lovely faces. My little gripes be damned. I'm still feeling pretty lucky that Katie and I will get to sing a bunch of songs for you!!!    

                                      Love, Matty Charles

Matty & Katie unplugged in PDX

Our recent tour of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany was amazing! We are filled with gratitude for the warm reception and all the support we received along the way. (click here to check out a radio performance that we did in Rotterdam, Holland)

Our next Portland gig, we are excited to say, will be the Clinton Street Stomp at the Clinton Street Theater on Saturday March 19th. 

This is a completely acoustic unplugged music review hosted by country/blues yodeler, 
Zach Bryson and featuring...

the Smut City Jelly Roll SocietyBen Hunter & Joe SeamonsThad BeckmanJoe Baker and of course, us. 

This show will sell out so be sure to get your tix here!

        Tinkerbell and Honest Abe have something to tell you...

CATCHING ARROWS | Record Release Party THU 1/21/16

Come join us to celebrate the release of our debut album, Catching Arrows. We are so proud of this record and cannot wait to share it with you. 

We look forward to performing after our good friends, The Earnest Lovers at Alberta Street Pub, a great sounding venue.

See you there!  

THU January 21, 2016
$7 / door
[Facebook Event]

Alberta Street Pub [Google Maps]
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon 97211

NEW VIDEO! One Hundred Years

I'm happy to share our new video! Share with others if you like it. Cheers!

One Hundred Years from Matty Charles & Katie Rose - Catching Arrows written by Matty Charles / video by Aaron Wheetman Joel Savoy - fiddle and electric guitar David P. Jackson - upright bass Kevin Major - drums

MC/KR & the Dust Bunny Chronicles

Welcome to our news forum! This part of our website will be dedicated to information on our recordings, shows, travels and a menagerie of other things.

Currently we are excited to report that we are winding up production on our debut release, Catching Arrows. Stay tuned for more details about the recording process, the material and how we followed a trail of popcorn straight to the door of the recording studio.

Keep your eyes peeled for details about the record release party in January, as well as some announcements regarding our upcoming tour in February 2016!