Growing up, once-rapper Nepean kid Matty ‘Graven’ McKechnie was a massive teen listener of J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray and old school hip-hop. Having played in suburban garage bands since his mid-teens, he began to adapt and progress with the shifting musical terrain around him while still staying true to his idyllic influences.
Graven’s songs are truly atmospheric, raw, passionate, personal and rare – and with a wild, rotating and circus-like band of hyper-talented individuals supporting and accenting him, his music generates interest and intensity. His 2017 album ‘Jaybird’ released three singles (All Roads, Big Lake Sky Summer, In The Woods Of Me) that all received repeated radioplay on CBC, CKCU, CHUO, CKDJ and Live 88.5 FM. His latest single ‘Hymnal’ was produced and engineered by Jim Bryson and has received play on CBC Radio One and made four different ‘Best Of 2018’ lists on CKCU FM.
- Matty McKechnie – acoustic guitar, vocals
- Gideon Yellin – atmospheric electric guitar
- Landon Kotchapaw – bass
- Rehuel Ernest – drums
- Shawn Brown – pedal steel