Matt Axton & Badmoon

Matt Axton & Badmoon

Some say rock is dead, but fans of Matt Axton know that Mountain Soul – Rock & Roll is alive

and kicking. With The Axton Musical Legacy as his guide, this West Coast-based artist and

band leader’s music is a powerful mix of classic singer/songwriter storytelling matched skillfully

with guitar driven roots – rock, all coming together to make a new flavor of modern Americana .

Matt’s distinct baritone voice, unique finger-picker guitar style and wealth of legacy stories lands

perfectly in an intimate listening room or a late night honky tonk. Whether it’s getting crowds to

kick up some dancing dust at large festivals opening for acts like Midland, Paul Cauthen or

Leftover Salmon, getting funky entertaining packed rooms at L.A’s premier country showcases

or bringing together local and touring bands with his Americana Joy Music Series, the end result

is always the same: good music with good people having a great time.

Grown in the mountains of California, Matt’s eclectic style was proudly honed in the heart of the

Axton Musical Legacy. Matt honors his family at every show with his own versions of their #1

hits “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Joy to the World” and many more. Matt has recorded with music

legends Steve Feroni (Tom Petty), Hal Cragin (Iggy Pop), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) and

collaborated on projects such as “Abbey Road Reimaged – A Tribute to the Beatles.” Aaron

Badgley of Spill Magazine said Matt’s version of “Octopus’s Garden”, “is pure genius and the

best cover here. It is just a joy to listen to and really does stand out as an example of keeping

the beauty of the song and artists putting their own spin on things.”

Boasting over 300 original songs and some of L.A’s best players behind him, Matt Axton and his

band Badmoon will hit the road running in 2024 with multiple national tours. Look for the Newest

single “Badmoon” coming March 2024 and additional releases/ song collaborations in the

coming months. Matt continues to carve his path in the independent Americana scene and

proudly celebrates the family tradition of bringing just a little more Joy To The World!