Posts with the category “blog”
Debrief: Austin Ausley Album Release Show
by Matt Adler on July 29th, 2023
Throw back to Saturday - July 15, 2023 - when I got to play at Austin Ausley’s album release show! Such an epic night.Me and cellist extraordinaire Katie Boyd got to open the show with a concert, which was incredibly special with friends and family watching. Then Jackie not Marilyn played a super fun, groovy set (they were so nice too!), followed by Austin.I was fortunate enough to have played gui...
What's Goin' Down? (Summer 2023 Edition)
by Matt Adler on June 28th, 2023
Holy smokes. We're halfway through 2023! How did that happen??! Life is looking very different right now... but I couldn't be more excited.A Cool Thing!I met producer and friend Mack Damon at the end of 2010. He produced my Rearranged album, and has used me as a session player on literally hundreds of tracks for various artists across different styles. Fun fact: when I was 11 I learned about the W...
The New Digs - The Annex @ Stone Creek
by Matt Adler on May 15th, 2023
I'm thrilled to have partnered with Mack Damon @ Stone Creek Sound. Check out the new digs!
Back to SA we go!
by Matt Adler on July 21st, 2022
Good day friends! Big changes are a-comin'! And I wanted to keep you in the loop.My wife and I are officially moving to San Antonio this Saturday! We are excited to be purchasing a home and digging in roots together. I'll still be working a couple days a week at MANUP, but I'll also be accepting recording/production clients again. Huzzah! Got some new gear and learned some new tricks... I'm excite...
What's Goin' Down? (January 2022 Edition)
by Matt Adler on January 23rd, 2022
Hello humans! I can't believe I've been in Austin almost a year! As a result of COVID, I suppose I haven't connected with as many people locally as I'd have liked to... but I've been blessed to have some pretty cool opportunities since I've been here; opportunities to produce artists, play a few shows, lead worship, and meet some very nice people.Madler Music MattersSONGBack in 2020 I wrote a song...
Starting Over in Austin, TX
by Matt Adler on August 13th, 2021
Hi friends! You may or may not know, but I moved to Austin, TX in February 2021 (incidentally, that same day I proposed to the love of my life. We got married this summer!). As we've settled in, I ...
Happy 1st Birthday Collective Worship!
by Matt Adler on March 13th, 2021
Y’all, I can’t believe it. It’s been ONE YEAR since the release of the Collective Worship album. One year since the release, and coincidentally – one year since shelter-in-place kicked in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.It’s been the weirdest possible album release cycle. Normally when an album drops, the artist at least plays ONE time in support of it (and hopefully, many more than that)! My...
By Grace I Am Released
by Matt Adler on March 25th, 2020
(Originally published on JesusFreakHideout.com on March 25th, 2020) “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)I’m an angry person. I’m prone to impatience, jealousy, pride, and all sorts of ugliness. Heck, if I’m honest – old Matt was kind of a jerk. But I always tell people that it’s irrefutable evid...
Who is Collective Worship? (pt. 2)
by Matt Adler on February 19th, 2020
I love these people. 57 unique individuals poured out their time, talents, andeffort into the creation of the Collective Worship project. Thank you all!!(And thanks to Kara Lujan for assembling this epic cork board!)...
Who Is Collective Worship?
by Matt Adler on February 4th, 2020
Gathering together as brothers and sisters in Christ is among the most life-giving joys of my life. God made a way for us to be redeemed. For us to be made new, and released from our sin and shame, our anxieties and our addictions. To be reconciled to Him and receive the reward of eternal life. Jesus chose to stay on the cross that day out of His pure, undeserved love and grace for broken and unlo...
What is the Collective Worship Project?
by Matt Adler on January 8th, 2020
After seven months of work, the recording of the Collective Worship album is complete! Final mixing, mastering, and distribution is all that’s left (thanks a bunch to Caleb Saenz for the epic album art). Looking like an early-March 2020 release. Praise God! It’s so cool to listen straight through the record He told me would exist a long time back.Four years ago, God made it clear to me that I woul...
Stu G is a LEGEND
by Matt Adler on August 6th, 2019
What’s Going Down?! (Summer 2019 Edition)
by Matt Adler on July 17th, 2019
Friends! Whoa boy, it’s been a whirlwind trying to get everything situated for the re-launch of Splendid Media Group. Studio work has kicked into medium gear (high gear soon!), I’ve started booking worship nights, concerts, and Sunday morning worship across Texas (dates in Dumas, DFW, and Houston are set in stone. Deets below!), I’ve done a few vocal coaching sessions, I’ve got some session work a...
I’m Baaaacckkk! — What’s Next?
by Matt Adler on July 7th, 2019
Howdy friends! As you may or may not know, I moved back to San Antonio, TX two weeks ago after two years in west Texas. I learned a lot in that season and God refined my heart and taught me so many things. They loved me well out there and I was afforded many opportunities that were firsts in my ministry walk.It’s already been a beautiful transition back to my home, with so many people reaching out...
I Just Love This World Too Much… (Song Story #4)
by Matt Adler on January 31st, 2016
“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”-Acts 1:11 Just like 2,000 years ago, we find ourselves in a space where we are waiting longingly for our savior. We are desperate. We are broken. And it is so against our nature to find a way to openly ...
"Scattered" Art-Design Story
by Matt Adler on January 19th, 2016
Howdy do Madler Minions! (Should that be a thing? That prolly shouldn’t become a thing…)So this is cool. As you may have seen, the title track from our upcoming #ScatteredAlbum is being released as a single via iTunes on February 9th! The lovely and illustrious Richard Tobin (previous album credits: Matt Adler – The Sound, Matt Adler – Rearranged, and probably projects for many other artists too… ...
Happy New Year! What’s In Store? #ScatteredAlbum
by Matt Adler on January 5th, 2016
Greetings and salutations friends, well-wishers, and not-so-well-wishers! And happiest of new years to you all! It’s been a long time since I’ve been blogalicious, but there is a lot coming down the pike so I wanted to provide an update. Here ’tis! I miss Calvin and Hobbes. 2015 was the best year yet. Formed relationships. Pursued my calling to full-time ministry as Director of Contemporary Worshi...
“Why do we gather when we should be Scattered?” (Song Story #3)
by Matt Adler on October 5th, 2015
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”- Matthew 28:19-20 I was raised in the church. Growing up as a child (heck, even into my adult years), I always thought that being a Christian meant 1)...
Help Me To “Enjoy The Silence” (Song Story #2)
by Matt Adler on September 23rd, 2015
"I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways."- Psalms 119:15 As a believer in Jesus Christ as my savior, I am called to live a life of service. A life of love. A life of obedience. I am called to look to the Father for guidance. I would like to be able to say that I am the “perfect Christian” that spends time daily in prayer and digging into the Word, pursuing my walk with excit...
Scattered Album Track List Revealed! Song Story #1
by Matt Adler on September 11th, 2015
Hi all! My goodness gracious, it’s been forever. In case you haven’t noticed, the band (Tony, Dave, other Dave, and Katie) has been laying low the last couple months while I’ve been focusing on some other areas of my life (proposing to my best gal, planning said wedding, and transitioning into a new full-time Worship Director position will do that to ya!). However, we are once again ready to kick ...
What’s Going Down?! (Fall 2014 Edition)
by Matt Adler on November 15th, 2014
Howdy all! Holy smokes it’s been awhile since I’ve made a new post to my blog. I’m a terrible social networker… Oh wells! Let’s do it to it! What’s the latest, you ask? Well…1) The 8th Annual Hallow’s Eve Show! – well this sure was a blasty blast. Every year, local bands put on their “musical costumes” and play the Hallow’s Eve show AS another band. Me, the Daves, Tony, and guest electric player E...
Matt Adler KTXT 88.1 (Lubbock, TX) Interview – August 2014
by Matt Adler on September 30th, 2014
It was an absolute pleasure to hang out with Jackson @ KTXT 88.1 FM in Lubbock, TX last August. Listen in as we chat about the Stages EP and other albums, the San Antonio Spurs, the heart behind several of my songs, my favorite artists, influences, and other various musings. I also played a few acoustic tunes live, in-the-studio. Check it out! -M...
Stages Tour: What’s the Story?
by Matt Adler on August 15th, 2014
August 2014 Shenanigans
by Matt Adler on August 5th, 2014
Hi everyone! I’m super duper pumped to be blogging again! Life’s been busy, but it’s been fantastic. I’m blessed beyond anything I can comprehend or deserve. Also, I played a gig with the ol’ band near Fort Worth and in the middle of a song, I swallowed a fly. Yup. That happened. I don’t know exactly why I felt led to share that nugget of joy with the world, but there it is. A quick update on the ...
Stages Song Stories vol. 6 – Love Anyway
by Matt Adler on June 20th, 2014
Howdy frans! I thought it’d be fun to do a series on the stories behind the tracks on Stages (be sure to download the album for FREE if you haven’t already!). It IS a concept album after all. It tells the story of a failed relationship from a very personal perspective. Today’s track is the last track on the album – “Love Anyway”.Previous Song Stories:Stages Song Stories vol. 1 – BTW/Love Will Find...
Stages Song Stories vol. 5 – This is the Last Time
by Matt Adler on June 13th, 2014
Howdy frans! I thought it’d be fun to do a series on the stories behind the tracks on Stages (be sure to download the album for FREE if you haven’t already!). It IS a concept album after all. It tells the story of a failed relationship from a very personal perspective. Today’s track – “This is the Last Time”.Previous Song Stories:Stages Song Stories vol. 1 – BTW/Love Will Find MeStages Song Storie...
Stages Song Stories vol. 3 – All In/Questions
by Matt Adler on May 30th, 2014
Howdy frans! I thought it’d be fun to do a series on the stories behind the tracks on Stages (be sure to download the album for FREE if you haven’t already!). It IS a concept album after all. It tells the story of a failed relationship from a very personal perspective. Today’s tracks – “All In” and “Questions”.Previous Song Stories:Stages Song Stories vol. 1 – BTW/Love Will Find MeStages Song Stor...
Stages Song Stories vol. 2 – The One That Got Away
by Matt Adler on May 23rd, 2014
Howdy frans! I thought it’d be fun to do a series on the stories behind the tracks on Stages (be sure to download the album for FREE if you haven’t already!). It IS a concept album after all. It tells the story of a failed relationship from a very personal perspective. Today’s track – “The One That Got Away”.Previous Song Stories:Stages Song Stories vol. 1 – BTW/Love Will Find MeThe One That Got A...
by Matt Adler on May 22nd, 2014
My goodness. May 28th will mark TWO years since I left my 9 to 5 in favor of being a full-time musician. I think I’m doing life backwards. Isn’t it more normal for a person to do life as a musician and THEN get a job after years of toil on the road?! Oh wells. I regret nothing! (There’s more bloggy blog after the cat picture below) Life without a paycheck is definitely something you never really g...
Stages Song Stories vol. 1 – BTW/Love Will Find Me
by Matt Adler on May 16th, 2014
Howdy frans! I thought it’d be fun to do a series on the stories behind the tracks on Stages (be sure to download the album for FREE if you haven’t already!). It IS a concept album after all. It tells the story of a failed relationship from a very personal perspective. Today’s tracks – “By the Way” and “Love Will Find Me”.By the Way (Intro)I love writing instrumental introductions to albums. I alw...
Teaser Track from the Upcoming Stages EP!
by Matt Adler on April 18th, 2014
What the DEALIO? (RE: Stages EP? merp.)
by Matt Adler on March 25th, 2014
Howdy do! Wowza, it’s been a crazy season. I’ve moved both my studio and home into a new location (ie. the SAME location – I’ll be sure to post some pics when it looks better than it does :/) and it’s been a beeaaarrrr trying to get everything situated. So what does this mean for the Stages EP? I’m glad you asked!Tracking for the Stages EP finished last night. I yelled things into a microphone and...
2014 Goin’s On (So Far)
by Matt Adler on January 31st, 2014
Howdy do errbody! I’m sitting outside, sipping a latté, on the most beautiful day in the history of San Antonio. Today’s a good day, fo sho.2014 has been a busy year already. January has been amazing – I got to work on a film trailer score, produce a progressive rock tune, track some CCM stuff, work on my own Stages EP, and play a fun show at Journey out in Selma… it’s been a blasty blast. Not sur...
“Stages” Album Shoot w/ Christine Cote
by Matt Adler on January 25th, 2014
The Stages EP is coming along quite nicely! Recording will likely wrap in the next 3-4 weeks. Therefore, it’s picture time! Introducing the brilliant Christine Coté. She is a phenomenal photographer and a super cool person as well. Check out her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/christinecotephotography!Matt...
Stages EP: What’s the Story? (vol. 1)
by Matt Adler on January 7th, 2014
Stages EP Tracking: Sneak Peek
by Matt Adler on January 7th, 2014
Year In Review – 2013
by Matt Adler on January 1st, 2014
I cannot BELIEVE 2013 is over and 2014 is upon us. I feel old. I mean, Jurassic Park will be 21 years old next year. How in the HECK??2013 has been just about the greatest year of my life so far. It was my first full year as a self-employed musician. I cultivated some of the greatest friendships I’ve ever had in my life. I grew closer to God. I made some mistakes and ultimately became wiser for th...
Stages EP Update!
by Matt Adler on December 4th, 2013
Howdy frans! I just wanted to shoot out a quick update on the Stages EP project! January is the month. Tony, Katie, Dave 1, Dave 2, and I are (am? is? English experts please comment to clear up this snafu) headed to the studio to track this record. Officially, the first recording session is January 2nd. I also have a photoshoot scheduled for the 11th. Huzzah!Three new tunes have been added to the ...
Matt Adler & Ryan Proudfoot – Drive for Five
by Matt Adler on November 23rd, 2013
**Click here to download the MP3 for "Drive For Five" for FREE!** Matt and Ryan wrote a Spurs song in honor of San Antonio’s drive for a fifth championship ring! Click here to download it for free!Ryan’s web site: http://www.ryanproudfoot.com...
Giving Thanks vol. 2
by Matt Adler on November 16th, 2013
Happy November frans. It’s that time of year again. The Fall/Winter season spanning November and December is quite literally my favorite time of year. I love the ambience. I love the music. I love hearing stories of my loved ones as they count their blessings and share all that they’re thankful for. I love sharing my own stories of thanks, blessing, hardship and overcoming. I’ve said it before and...
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