Entertainment never stops in Goulburn.
Matt Dent will be performing at the Southern Railway Hotel on Saturday, January 12 from 7.30pm.
The musician’s idol is Bob Dylan, whose music got him into his own.
“There was a [Dylan] song I listened to when I was 17 called Desolation Row,” Dent said.
“I just sat there and played it over and over again.
“I picked up a guitar and harmonica, learnt the song and they are my two strongest instruments now.”
The Murrumbateman resident loves the simplicity of Dylan’s approach.
“He had the exact same melody throughout the whole song,” Dent said.
“It was cool, but it was more the imagery of his poetry that I liked.”
Dent’s parents may not be especially musical, but his father played a part in his love for music.
“Dad introduced me to all of my first forms of music and sang to me when I went to sleep,” Dent said.
“He would sing Irish and Scottish folk songs.
“He introduced me to the style of music that I base everything off.”
Dent says he doesn’t really think about his voice when he sings.
“I’m glad other people enjoy listening to it,” he said.
“When I like doing it, I don’t really consider the sound of it.
“It’s more the sound of the song I care about.”
Catch Matt Dent at the Southern Railway Hotel, 188 Sloane Street. Free entry.
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