Boult from the blue! / The Roots Music Authority

Boult from the blue! An interview with UK lap steel impresario M.G. Boulter - No Depression, The Roots Music Authority

"Southend on Sea's Matthew (M.G.) Boulter talks about 'Americana', Essex, cabin fever, Bob Brozman and the perils of playing lap steel guitar for Simone Felice. He looks a little like Ray LaMontagne, dapper in a smart waistcoat, bright white shirt and heavily bearded, just prior to a gig at the Shakespeare in Sheffield. Smiling, gentle and polite, he's an engaging figure, as he talks enthusiastically about a musical journey that has taken him from Essex to the Catskill Mountains and beyond via the medium of lap steel guitar. Perhaps not a name familiar to many, he has spent many a year plying his trade out of the spotlight, as a lynchpin backing come session musician and vocalist for acts like Deer Park and Simone Felice. But behind his gentle facade, there's a determined, talented front man, bursting to get out. As lead singer for Essex's very own Lucky Strikes and with an emerging career as a solo singer as the Whispering Pines and more recently M.G. Boulter, this is performer with a distinctive voice that you are sure to hear more of."..... Click here to read more