Matthew Grimson was a beloved singer-songwriter in the Halifax music scene who sadly passed away on June 19, 2018. Once called “Canada’s most unique songwriter” by friend Joel Plaskett, Grimson released one album, 2002’s A Life Played for Keeps, as well as a single for Plaskett’s New Scotland Records in 2010, but he never tasted success the way his friends did. Grimson did, however, leave behind an extensive catalogue of unreleased music.
Now Grimson’s friends have teamed together to see that his music gets the audience it always deserved. On August 7, Plaskett’s New Scotland Records and Sloan‘s murderecords will join forces to co-release, Prize for Writing, a 15-track compilation of lost recordings that Grimson captured on four-track cassette in the summer and fall of 1995.