Matt the Music Man

Matt the Music Man
By Mike Butler

A few months ago I hosted the Night Kitchen event and Matt The Music Man was performing. He was a complete delight to watch and listen to. Matt was kind enough to give me a copy of his new album “Everyday Superheroes,” a wonderful collection of quirky, delightful songs aimed at younger listeners. I encourage any of you with young kids to run out and pick up a copy. Very reminiscent of the Fred Penner, Sharon, Lois & Bram, and Raffi era I grew up in, Matt has taken all the musical styles he loves and created a fun, educational, and whimsical musical ride for kids of all ages. And with local guest musicians like Darrin Harvey, Heather Kelday, and Rick Spinney, you can’t go wrong!

Matt says his love of music has always been there: “it’s one of those things that was ingrained in me because my parents encouraged it and my father played guitar at home. I grew up on the Beatles and the Beach Boys, which morphed into a love of 90’s rock like The Tragically Hip, which got me songwriting. When I had my own kids it made me remember my love for the old kids entertainers of my childhood so it made sense to explore that genre.”

And if the CD isn’t enough and you want to see Matt in action in front of an audience, read his full bio, or watch some videos, check out his website for upcoming show dates and more at Mattmusic.ca. Mark your calendars for these already scheduled shows in our area:

Mar 13: West Hants Family Resource Center, Windsor
Mar 14 AM: Halifax Central Library, Halifax
Mar 14 PM: Cole Harbour Public Library, Dartmouth
Mar 25: Cotton Tale Cafe, New Minas