My name's Matthew Nelson Price, but most people just call me Matt. I live in this little Oregon town where I was born called Silverton. It's beautiful here. Pretty quiet, a few bars you usually see the same people at, some murals, a pizza cart, good friends... I’ve traveled and lived in quite a few places and I'm thankful to have come back here to raise my sons here and be a part of this community.
So, yeah, I write songs. I feel very grateful that I get to do what I do. I love it. I wake up early and write. I stay up late and write... When the idea's there, I love chasing and working on it. I play a lot of live music mostly around Oregon, but elsewhere as the opportunities arise. I often play with my friend Summit playing percussion. Over the years I released a couple studio CDs. In 2010 I released "Stranded" recorded with Rob Stroup in Portland. In 2013, I released "Gallon House" a collaboration with Christiana Zollner (violin/vocals).
From 2014 to 2016 I lived in Nashville with my family. Being surrounded by so many great writers and having the chance to cowrite regularly with some of them taught me a lot. While in Nashville, I also baked a lot of bagels, like half a million... (that was my day job, er night job. I started at 2:30am everyday). Those years were a great adventure. It was hard to leave Nashville, but in the end it all worked out. I'm thankful to have ended up back in Silverton and I hold very fond thoughts and memories of Nashville and I can't wait to go back to visit.
The next few years held a lot of personal changes and challenges including divorce and figuring out life with our four sons splitting time between two households. It's a learning process for sure and exhausting sometimes, but I've learned a lot of things I could have never learned otherwise and I think we are doing a good job taking care of our sons.
As we all know, in the Spring of 2020, pretty much the whole world shut down due to Covid. I've always preferred recording in a studio than to try to do it myself, but without an open studio, I decided to give it a shot. Thanks to a few Garage Band YouTube tutorials and an old Behringer mic, I recorded and released eight singles over the next year.
I just released a new "Live at the White Eagle EP on April 22, 2022. It was recorded as part of a live concert series put on by Local Roots Music NW with radio hosts Robert Richter and Ronnie Carrier. I'm thankful to have been invited to participate and I feel lucky to be able to share this album.
That's where I am now. Thanks for reading this far. I hope I might see you at a show sometime. And thanks for listening to my music.