Matthew Davies' music rustles with an aura of mysterious familiarity—like stories, tones and melodies broadcast from a never-to-be-finished map of America. Born and raised in Wisconsin, son of a small-town lawyer and acclaimed by On Milwaukee, Radio Milwaukee, Common Folk Music, Matthew Davies is a road-tested musician and singer-songwriter. He's driven the blue highways of America and played his music in rusty northern factory towns—places like Davenport, Duluth, and Ashtabula. New York and Chicago too. His fifth record, Flowers and Ticket Stubs, tells tales of common and uncommon folk—faces seen in windows, sentimental dudes with metropolitan style, all visible across an unseen borderline mining the emotions and alchemy of unwritten traditions.