live music with Matthew Griswold

His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performances.
Minnesota based Folk-Rock singer/songwriter and active musicologist,
Matthew Griswold, is currently playing hundreds of his modern day minstrel-like shows each
year. Though a “solo” performer in trade title, he carries a chorus of layered guitars and
an array of dynamic vocal themes. Those elements are all then supported by a boot
strapped foot stomping on a cigar box foot drum keeping a sacred element to the music. 
Griswold's performances are rugged, haunting, howling, bone-shaking affairs where all
of the grit and soul of a man who has seen the war torn battlefields of Iraq, yet still
sought hope after the worst of it's tragedies, are brought forth through one voice and
one guitar. He confidently leaves his crowds cradled in subtleties, but rocked with an
undeniable presence. Those who witness him live, will experience a musician who
inhabits, and is inhabited by, his music as if it were a spiritual transformation allowing
him to become a fearless poet calling out through a cadence and dancing in the dragon's
den.