Performing songwriter Matthew Griswold, made the transition
rom US Army Soldier to Professional Songwriter/Musician in 2008
and has been going full force ever since. After a short stint in Nashville
and quickly securing a publishing deal with Universal Music,
Matthew headed home to Minnesota and returned "for good" to his native
land while he began to write and record songs for Film and TV projects.
Though every songwriter dreams of a chance that they will
one day sign to a major publishing deal and have millions of people
hear their songs around he world, Matthew's true passion
was being the "personal messenger". So, he began to dedicate the time
between writing songs to going ou and performing for people in
a rapidly growing market of restaurants, brewpubs and taprooms
around the northern midwest. He found a natural comfort in providing
these more casual crowds with a well crafted soundscape to pair with
their evening muses. As an artist who never desired "fame'', this was a
much better fit for him over the spotlight heat of nightclubs.
Though he often chooses to reinvent the songs he has grown to
love throughout his life, he also plugs his originals during live sets
and closely observes the crowd's subtle responses. When a song
"proves" itself, it may then end up on TV, or even the big screen.
This has been why he's become such an accomplished songwriter for
modern visual production markets, and still able to perform over
150 shows a year for the better part of a decade. From either seat
he's strumming from, he has the same sonic outlook and