“Matt Campbell’s range suggests that he’s not necessarily bent on preserving folk music; rather he seems committed to reviving it, exploring it, and carrying it onward to the next generation.” -David Olson, SoundParlor
“I’ve been a fan of Matt’s music since he started making it… Like John Prine, a wisened old soul.” -G. Brown, Colorado Music Hall of Fame
“Uncompromising lyrical integrity, pounding out new classics of love, travel, introspection and times gone by…” –Glenn Burnsilver, Liner Notes
Matt Campbell is an American troubadour, the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ernest Tubb. That is to say, as a songwriter and performer Campbell covers considerable ground. Part poet, politician, and provocateur, he is a familiar and timeless presence. With vivid lyrical imagery and lingering melody he sings songs that raise questions, songs that give thanks, songs that stir up long forgotten and fleeting memories. Across the guitar strings, his fingers are like a freight train, or a feather bed. His voice, both confident and grounded, is timeless.
Originally from Colorado, Campbell began playing while a member of the US Coast Guard. Moving to New York City, Campbell began to write and perform regularly, eventually recording songs for what would become his first release, the east 3rd street waltz. On the move again, in Chicago, Campbell started The Chicago Talking Machine Co., releasing music, as well as producing several short films and live music residencies. A trained actor, Campbell was recently featured in productions of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Now in Nashville, Campbell continues to write, record, and release original music. Campbell has been heard on Ernest Tubb’s Midnite Jamboree, WSM Live at the Capitol Theatre,and can be seen at various clubs in Nashville or on tour near you!
There are no upcoming tour dates.