Florida-based artist, Matthew Fowler, is the perfect storm of all the essential singer-songwriter elements: a flawlessly raw yet organic voice, intricate melodies, compelling musicianship, and an overwhelmingly rich and rootsy sound. He released his homegrown debut album, “Beginning”, in the spring of last year, comprising of songs written between the ages 14 and 19 years old. The record, which was recorded live in his kitchen back home in Orlando, was first singled out by American Songwriter Magazine who hailed: “Fowler shows the same mastery of earnest, strummy, songcraft as established artists like Damien Rice and Ben Howard.”
Since the album’s release, Fowler’s musicianship has been lauded by notable publications such as The Bluegrass Situation, CMT Edge, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Huffington Post.
Having started performing shortly after picking up a guitar for the first time, Fowler's stage dynamic has formed into a capturing experience. Opening for acts like Richard Thompson, Damien Jurado, Sea Wolf and Angel Olsen, along with live performances on various NPR affiliates, led Fowler to be hand picked by Sean Rowe (ANTI-records) as his opening act for a spring tour across the Midwest and Northeast.
PBS’ nationally syndicated "Music City Roots” applauded Fowler’s songwriting earlier this year stating, “He shows poise and command way beyond his years. He delivered his lines over muted, minimal acoustic guitar and then answered those words with explosive chordal bursts, like punctuation”.
Matthew’s fervor for performing live will see him back out on the road, where he continues to write music for his second album, and test out new material on audiences across the country.