Matt Kreutz is an Austin-based singer-songwriter. He considers his style of music “high-desert country” – a mix of folk, Americana, rock and soul. Before the pandemic, he and his fiancée spent a month living in Marfa during his residency at Building 98. The experienced transformed his personal life and his music. Spending that time in the vastness of Far West Texas also prepared him for the year of isolation so many of us have experienced during the pandemic.
This Austin-Based Musician Drew Inspiration And Pandemic Lessons From Marfa’s ‘Big Sky Country’
The sounds of Texas.
“The song I wrote out there is entitled ‘Marfa Lights,’ and it’s a story about just experiencing the life out there, much different from the city life we’re used to here in Austin … and, you know, how that made us feel. It most most certainly brought us closer, so we’re very thankful for that time.”
“I just love the big sky country out there. The nights get cool and the stars come out, and you just feel like you’re in a whole ‘nother world.”