Mattapalooza (July 22, 2011)

Live Bootlegs

In the summer of 2011, Matt wanted to throw a party and have a house band set up on the back of a flat-bed truck in his yard. A few local artists got together and played some original and cover songs for everyone that attended. The lineup included a solo performance by Kelly Girvan, an all-star bluegrass set with Mike Boyd (Boomer) and Jeff Ellis from the Maple Mountain Boys, a short but lively set from No Don’t Stop, the Mattapalooza house band played party favorites for a couple of hours and then, after the crowd dissipated, there was also a late night performance by The Hidden Tracks.

The Hidden Tracks making Rabbit Stew

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While recording a nightmare at West Isle Studios, The Hidden Tracks mustered up this ten minute sound check. Here is the making of Rabbit Stew. This track was released on The Hidden Tracks “extrumentals” LP in October of 2010. For more sounds and obscurities check out The Hidden Tracks at

The Hidden Tracks at West Isle Studios

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The Hidden Tracks stumbled upon an opportunity to record a few demos at West Isle Studios in Lake Cowichan, British Columbia. These sessions lasted 3 days and proved that The Hidden Tracks’ creations are not to be interrupted and therefore they did not enjoy the company of the engineer or his anxiety. Here are a few clips from those sessions.

Punk Off (sample)