He can be found performing his brand of folk rock at such venues as The Velvet Lounge, DC9 (DC), IOTA Club and Cafe, Jammin Java (VA) The Ottobar (Baltimore), MilkBoy Coffee/The Fire/Dawson Street Pub (Philadelphia), The Cave (Chapel Hill, NC), Sullivan Hall (NYC) among many others.
Tarka recorded his debut EP in July 2011 titled Motorcycle Breakfast, produced by Dave Mallen at Innovation Station Music. Since the release of Motorcycle Breakfast, songs from the EP have been featured on three Compilation Discs, including Music Still Happens Here, Volumes 1 and 2: a Compilation of DC Music, as well as the 2013 edition of the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
In addition, Matt Tarka has been recognized by Relix Magazine as an "Artist on the Rise," and with his song "Indigo Bunting" included in Relix's October/November 2013 issue, and on their CD Sampler of new music.
Matt Tarka has shared the stage with artists including The Ladybug Transistor, Thrushes, The Snowy Owls, South Rail, The WeatherVanes, The Highballers, The French Admirals and Yellowtieguy.
He is currently in the studio, and working on a 7" to be released in Spring 2014.