“I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn’t want to copy anybody.” ~ Bill Monroe
Embracing a crossover sound between progressive bluegrass and acoustic country, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year, Monroeville, has caught the attention of music lovers on both sides of the track.
At the band’s core is a belief that good music knows no boundaries. While paying homage to their roots of bluegrass and country music, Monroeville embraces that history and creates their own sound with original songwriting and arrangements that have been described as “a seamless flow through a range of musical styles and sounds, from bluegrass to country and pop”.
From performing school programs to show kids the joy of music, to playing main stages of Grey Fox, ROMP and Rocky Grass, Monroeville is on their way to “carving out a music of their own”.
Sheri Clark Media
A GRAMMY® Nominated producer and artist, Matthew sings lead, baritone and tenor, and is principal mandolin player for Monroeville. Matt also writes, and plays guitar and bass for the band.
Starting at the age of ten touring with his family band, Matthew graduated to a regional band at the age of 16, and then travelled full time with a nationally touring bluegrass band. During the last few years, Matthew saw great success in the tourism entertainment business around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Matthew is one of founders of the band, starting Monroeville in 2010.
Matthew applies his business and production experience to his publicity company, Blu Wav, and serves as a consultant and web designer to several artists and organizations in the industry.
An energetic musician and exciting veteran performer to watch, Matthew gives 150% to the band, his music and ultimately to the fans.