Matt Foster is a songwriter, performer, producer and engineer, whose work is marked by a rare and artful intention. Over a 15 year long career, they have travelled the world, toured through 12 different countries, had their music placed in major motion pictures as far away as Mexico, and syndicated worldwide in the BBC series “Tin Star.” As a member of the Crooked Brothers, Matt has received nominations at both the Canadian Folk Music and the Western Canadian Music Awards. Their songwriting has received international praise and critical acclaim.
"Blackbird In The Snow could be my song of the year, it is perfection." - Jonathan Aird (AMERICANA, UK)
Queer love. Love in cars and fields. Dying somewhere you’d want to die. The taste of a moment in a motel. Listening and hearing a lover and seeing them truly. The end of frustration. Saying it out loud. Pissing in the wind. NBD.
Matt's songs are not what you’d expect. At times, they are more like snapshots or a short scene in a novel. A glimpse in on a moment, on a feeling, a character. There is something partial about them, a simplicity or a sparseness that through listening, gives way to unexpected fullness. Matt takes great care carving out the shape and contours of a thing, but invites you in yourself, to feel around, to find the lightswitch maybe. And something keeps you there, the words calling you back to listen again.
When performed solo, Matt’s songs appear in their most honest form, stripped and unadorned, just as they were written. They favour the guitar, but toy with other sounds as seen fit.