His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performance. Minnesota native and singer-songwriter Matthew Griswold is currently playing over 200 shows a year, and be they solo or accompanied, they are rugged, haunting, howling, bone-shaking affairs where all of the grit and soul of a musician who has seen the battlefield and experienced all of life’s tragedies are brought forth through a voice at once subtle and undeniable. Listen to him live, and you will witness a musician who inhabits, and is inhabited by, his music like few others. He has crafted a sound and style all his own that has made him one of the country’s most popular Alternative-Folk musicians. With over ten years of hard work, thousands of live performances, hundreds of press features, three full album releases and a number of high profile singles, he has gained momentum and industry respect as a performing songwriter, and having many of his originals used in films, TV shows and commercials, you’re never standing far from someone who has likely been captivated by his passion and unique style.
“He is breaking into the music scene with a rough and howling edge” – Vita.MN
“He has earned his stripes as a singer-songwriter” – Minneapolis Star Tribune