NEW YORK - Long Island singer-songwriter, Matt Hendriks, has decided against a winter concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, disappointing his ever-growing fan base. The singer of the hit song You're Mine from the recently released Six Strings album cites scheduling conflicts for the decision, but did not elaborate.
Matt Hendriks burst onto the music scene with this year's indie, Six Strings, an auspicious debut album consisting of acoustic charms reminiscent of a time when life was simpler and rock was dominated by real songwriters and musicians. I found myself tapping my foot to the infectious "Feel the Same"; and other tunes like "I Care", "You're Mine", and "Empty Handed" had me singing along to their ingenuous lyrics and playful rhythms.
Interestingly, Hendriks was asked to change the public spelling of his name to Hendrix in order to make it easier for people to identify with and remember. The name is rarely spelled as he spells it, and it was thought that his music might be difficult to find when searching media outlets like iTunes. But according to a source at Cameron Records, Hendriks quickly spurned that suggestion, stating that he'd rather be poor and unknown than change his name.
In an effort to find out if the Madison Square Garden concert would be rescheduled, a call was placed to Hendriks' publicist, but it was not not returned.