Matt Santry

Singer-Songwriter / Pop

Matt Santry

Birds Over Arkansas

Fri · Oct 5 2018

8:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Matt Santry
Matt Santry
Matt Santry wants you to know that someone’s been there too. His aim as a singer songwriter is to write songs that welcome you into an experience he calls “heart driven pop”.

But Matt didn’t always write songs. He began his professional career as a social worker. While working with children with Autism, he started using music in an intuitive way. “Whether we’d bang on a drum or sing a song or I would just play the guitar, music was part of every day.”

Then one moment changed the way Matt looked at music. His client, who rarely used words to communicate, sang an entire Christmas song, line for line, by himself. In awe of this interaction, Matt was inspired to begin writing his own songs.

10 years later, Matt continues to search for that human connection through his own music. His journey has taken him across the country performing at over 100 colleges, on festivals bills with the acts like The Lumineers and Counting Crows, sharing stages with Delta Rae, Brent Young, Tony Lucca to name a few.

You may have heard Matt’s voice before and not realized it. Besides performing his own songs, his voice has been featured in numerous national ad campaigns, from a singing cowboy in a Febreze commercial to backing Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in The Voice, Season 14 theme song.

In early 2018, Matt is set to release his 5th album. Produced by Alex Wong, (Delta Rae, Ari Hest, Vienna Teng) this collection of songs was recorded entirely in Wong’s Nashville Studio “Angel House South”.

A line from the chorus of one of Matt’s newest songs sums up his mission as a songwriter...

“When your troubles keep you reaching, but you don’t know what you need
Let me be, let me be, let me be your change of scene”
Birds Over Arkansas
Birds Over Arkansas
Birds Over Arkansas came together in 2011 when Scott Haskitt, Laura Hartshorn, and John Mondick discovered that the product of their musical experimentations was greater than the sum of its parts. Although they reside in different states (Scott and Laura live in Milford, CT, while John lives in Philadelphia, PA), they continued their long distance collaboration after realizing that the spark of creativity and collaboration they had forged could not be duplicated by working on their own or with other musicians. Drawing from influences such as Peter Gabriel, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Yes, their music infuses heartfelt lyrics, infectious melodies, and complex rhythmic structures to create compelling and moving songs. Their music has already garnered critical acclaim from fellow musicians, music industry professionals, and fans across the United States.
Venue Information:
118 North Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA, 19087