Matt has been playing/singing in one way or another since he was eight years old. He can remember the early days of sitting at the piano with his mom or singing along while his dad played folk tunes. In his high school years, he started writing music, playing live and sharing his with the world (or at least the internet). While he was in college, Matt self-released his first two projects: a full-length album called Distracted (2009) and an EP called California (2011).
In November 2016, Matt released Up in the Woods
, his first studio project in over five years. It’s a collection of contemplative ballads that captures a very formative time in the songwriter’s life and in many ways it symbolizes a fresh start. The project explores themes of love and hope while finding its resolution in learning to let go of the past and find joy in things yet to come.