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High Hopes: Northcote

Meet the Canadian troubadour spinning tales of struggle, escape and redemption.

Matt Goud was born to run. From his religious upbringing in rural Canada – and the family car-repair business that could have been his life – to tonight’s show in Wiesbaden, Germany, the artist known as Northcote has barely stopped for breath.

“There’s been a lot of miles,” the 30-year-old songwriter says as he rockets along the autobahn. “Hopefully I’ve gathered a bit of wisdom along the way. All these shows… You might not get a diploma to hang on your wall, but I really believe it does give you an education.”

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