Matt Johnston began playing guitar at age seven and soon began writing his own songs. After playing in various rock bands with his brother Dan while growing up, Matt turned his attention to acoustic music in his late teens and began playing clubs and coffee houses by his early 20’s. Matt’s musical influences draw from many American roots styles including folk, blues, gospel, jazz, country and classic soul. His percussive finger style guitar playing, soul stirring vocals and heartfelt lyrics make each song a unique experience. After a taking a break from performing to raise his young family, Matt is writing music again and plans to record new, original material in the near future.