ABOUT MATTHEW SONGMAKER
Matthew Songmaker (born February 12, 1999) is a musician who calls the small Northern California town of Red Bluff his home. He is 18 years old. His ethnic background includes Yupik (Eskimo) and Thai. He traces his roots back to Alaska. He has opened for country legends Clint Black, Mark Chestnutt and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He is a student in the Bluegrass Program at East Tennessee State Univerity in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Among his achievements are winning the hot fiddle and waltz categories at the Western Open. Besides the fiddle he is quite comfortable playing the guitar, mandolin, banjo, standup bass and other instruments. He also sings and has written a lot of his own material. In addition to bluegrass, he plays a variety of Americana music, including country, traditional rock, blues and gospel.
He frequently playws with his band the December Bicyclists while in California and is a member of several bands in Tennessee. Songmaker began performing at the age of 12 and has played venues all over Northern California, Oregon and Nevada as well as Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
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