Songwriter, singer, swimmer and father of four, Matthew Davies is a busy man. For the past decade he’s been fronting Milwaukee based band of ringers, Thriftones, as well as releasing solo work and performing regularly in multiple capacities.
Unlike many artists who find their calling at an early age, it wasn’t until flunking out of an accredited university, taking a full time job as a butcher, traveling aimlessly for years and eventually settling in Chicago that he started his musical journey in earnest.
As an active participant in the Chicago songwriting scene during the '00s he cut his teeth at open mics and mingled with many of the musicians who are currently making big noise in the folk/Americana world.
Now living in Milwaukee, Matt has found the sweet spot between creative life and family life. He and his wife, a talented visual artist, share a studio space and have somehow managed to avoid the traps typically associated with a growing family by making art and music a priority.
His newest record, SKYWRITER, is alive with imagination and energy. A firm believer that, “the longer you live the better you get”, Matthew brings years of experience to the table with these songs and presents them in tidy fashion with just the right amount of instrumentation to please the casual listener and music junkie alike.
The new album, SKYWRITER, comes out October, 31st on Fox Cry Records.