Matt Aakre and the Dirty Little Secret essentially started back in 2001, then known as 32 Below. After 5 albums and 10+ years together, the original members all departed from 32 Below for personal and professional reasons. After years of not playing together, the original members are back together.
The members of Matt Aakre and the Dirty Little Secret (MADLS) are Matt Aakre, Nathan Stang, Derek Lien, and Ryan Schmoll (core group) with Ty Taylor and Jeb Reinhiller making special appearances from time to time. Primarily a country-rock group, MADLS plays everything from hard rock, classic country to their own originals that people have come to love.