Six O’Matic started taking bagpipe lessons at age 7 after the bagpipe band his uncle drummed for entranced him. The Pittsburgh-area native’s obsession with music spread from there a few years later when he found his father’s acoustic guitar. After his dad taught him his first guitar chords, he began spending unhealthy amounts of time making layered, two-track recordings on his a multi-deck cassette player.
Today, his original recordings combine a lo-fi, DIY ethic and influences spanning decades and genres. Described as “sweet pop-inflected tunes ranging from folk to psych-rock,” his music comprises smart, poignant lyrics, memorable melodies, and lush arrangements.