Matt Haecks 2016 debut album Late Bloomer has been met with accolades that befit a veteran of Americana music, PopMatters states Late Bloomer is a super confident debut, filled with strong songs and the sound of someone going places in the Americana scene
Scrappy, with a genuine, lyrical voice, Matt Haeck sings truths hard-earned from struggles he has experienced first hand. In a voice and a style faintly reminiscent of his musical hero, Hank Williams Sr., Matt writes and sings about struggles in a way that is both transcendent and grounded. No Depression calls Late Bloomer an extraordinary album one of the most articulate outings in recent memory
The album, produced by David Mayfield features appearances from Critter Fuqua (Old Crow Medicine Show), Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers), Caitlin Rose, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Elizabeth Cook.
Of the live performance, Saving Country Music says, Few can bring that level of enthusiasm while still holding on to their authenticity. This is not show; its a man possessed by the music. The publication also chose Haeck as one of the top 5 takeaways from the Americana Music Festival in 2016, while AXS touted him as one of the five rising stars of the event.