Perhaps the only working musician in the world who's resume includes walking 3200 miles across America, Nashville based artist Matt Vrba has added yet another accomplishment onto his already impressive list, the release of his fifth commercial album, "Lessons Learned". Since the release of his first album (Everywhere In Between) in 2004, Vrba has criss-crossed America, The Caribbean, and Europe dozens of times, logging over 1600 shows at venues ranging from a sold-out performance at Chicago’s House Of Blues, and LA's famed Viper Room, to huge festivals such as The North Beach Festival in San Francisco, and The Bite of Seattle.
Throughout all his touring, Vrba has created a name for himself as one of the most charismatic and entertaining live performers around. Oh yeah, and he's a pretty darn good songwriter too. An old soul, who's logged more life experience than most people twice his age, Vrba writes from the perspective of someone who has been there, and it translates over flawlessly into beautifully catchy tales of heartbreak, highway, and occasionally… mustaches.
Vrba bought in his "A" list of writers, players, and engineers for "Lessons Learned", working in 5 different studios around the country. Co-writers Chuck Thomas, Hannah Bethel, and Joel Bretlinger beautifully broadened the horizons of Vrba's already solid and prolific songwriting. While long time Vrba back-up road players Chris Chard, Erik Schramm, and Dave Kendall lended their amazing talents and experience to the tracking. Vrba also brought in Nashville luminaries Jimmy Dulin and John Mills behind the boards making "Lessons Learned" truly an All-Star project.
In addition to countless hours of studio time, recently Vrba has spent some time writing and performing with country superstars such as David Lee Murphy, James Otto, Chuck Wicks, Joe Nichols, Randy Rogers, Jessica Andrews, Ira Dean, Steel Magnolia, and Joanna Smith to name a few.
Despite his busy schedule Vrba still manages to find time to help out a good cause whenever he can. He has donated music and performed for non-profit organizations such as Musicians On Call (other members include Chuck Wicks, James Taylor, and John Mayer), March Of Dimes, Pacific Oncology Center, Toys for Tots, Tsunami Relief, and The Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Clinic.