Since Matthew Smith began playing for audiences since 2004 his word-of-mouth fan base has grown throughout the region. His high-energy shows and performances have led to many opportunities for this versatile young musician. Smith has shared the stage with nationally recognized acts Zac Brown Band, Paul McDonald, The Grand Magnolias, Hightide Blues, Corey Smith, Adam Hood and appeared at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Over the past 8 years Smith has toured the Southeast playing venues with his band Southern Harmony. What began as a small local college band quickly became a sought after act with a unique sound and style that combines their improv ability and blends a wide varitey of genres. Their first E.P. was released online in 2008.
Over the past year Smith has spent most of his time working on material for his upcoming release and playing venues through out the Southeast as well as a string of dates in Colorado. He continues to play shows with Southern Harmony as well as several acoustic duo’s and with his latest project Red Mountain.
Smith’s edgy lyrics and his raspy vocals make this young singer/songwriter a unique and fresh new talent. His originals are a mixture of melancholy and reflection, laced with a big dose of life. Smith, who is a multi-instrumentalist, includes guitar, bass, mandolin, harmonica, piano and drums in his work. Blending a variety of musical influences, from Rock, Blues and Folk, this versatile musician plans to release his first solo album online later this year.