Matt Campbell is an American troubadour, the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ernest Tubb. That is to say, as a songwriter and performer Campbell covers considerable ground. Part poet, politician, and provocateur, he is a familiar and timeless presence. With vivid lyrical imagery and lingering melody he sings songs that raise questions, songs that give thanks, songs that stir up long forgotten and fleeting memories. Across the guitar strings, his fingers are like a freight train, or a feather bed. His voice, both confident and grounded, is timeless.
Now in Nashville, Matt Campbell continues to play a pivotal role in the exploration of classic country culture. The Man With Everything, his latest studio album is set for release in early spring. Campbell is the host of For The People, a weekly music showcase broadcast on "Route 650" presented by WSM. His work as a member of American Legion Post 82 was instrumental in it's re-emergence as a hub of activity on the city's East side.
Originally from Colorado, Campbell began playing while a member of the US Coast Guard. Moving to New York City, he began to write and perform regularly, eventually recording songs for what would become his first release, the east 3rd street waltz. On the move again, in Chicago, Campbell started The Chicago Talking Machine Co., releasing music, as well as producing several short films and live music residencies.