Matt Mays bound for Nelson

Mayes is a four-time Juno nominee, based in Nova Scotia. His latest album Coyote was released last fall

Following a run of festival performances and a US tour earlier this year, Matt Mays is currently touring smaller venues in Canada with a stop at Spiritbar next Friday.

The largely acoustic show will feature Mays hanging up his trademark White Falcon in favour of an old acoustic guitar or piano. He will be joined on stage by long-time band-mate and friend Adam Baldwin (aka The Supervisor). Baldwin, an accomplished musician in his own right, will also open the show with a set of his own material.

“I love playing on my own with just an old acoustic guitar or a piano,” says Mays. “It’s how all of the songs on [the album] Coyote were conceived.

“Late at night in a haze, or with a coffee in the morning. It’s how I met the muse on these songs. I’ve wanted to take that vibe on the road, and now I am.”

Mayes is a four-time Juno nominee, based in Nova Scotia. His latest album Coyote was released last fall and debuted at No. 7 on the Soundscan Album Chart.

He plays an early show at Spiritbar on November 8. Doors open at 7 p.m.