"rare breed of talent...
he will place you in the song."
- Nashville Music Guide
ABOUT MATT EPP:
International touring artist and award-winning songwriter Matt Epp is the quintessential troubadour of the Canadian prairies, who has won the admiration of an audience that spans the globe. A stark and confessional songwriter endowed with an infinite capacity to engage an audience, Epp’s performances encourage a sense of connection and community, where every listener leaves as a friend. He is one of the gifted forerunners defining the future landscape of Canadian music - no doubt contributing to his Grand Prize win at the International Songwriting Competition in 2017. A seasoned collaborator and activist, Matt's music has been on regular rotation on CBC, Sirius XM, and community radio for over a decade.
Matt Epp Career Highlights by Year
2022 - Single “Everything We Need” (collab with Isaac Murdoch), reaches #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
2021 - “You Were Chosen To Be Here”, a very timely collab album is released amidst pandemic.
2020 - Matt helps his 5 year old daughter Luma create “Hello Hello”, a heart-wrenching pandemic anthem and video.
2019 - Collab with acclaimed Indigenous activist Isaac Murdoch released, inspires new Love Activism movement.
2018 - “Shadowlands” released to critical acclaim, does first national tour of France - landing hit single w Elisa Tovati.
2017 - Matt's new single "The Sound" earns SOCAN #1 Song Award, and hits #1 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20. Matt is first Canadian ever to win Grand Prize of the International Songwriting Competition.
2016 - "Ready In Time" is released in Europe with to critical acclaim, including 2 Rolling Stone magazine features.
2015 - Matt's 2014 release "Luma" is nominated for "Spiritual Album of the Year" in the WCMAs
2014 - Co-write with Serena Ryder, "When You Know", part of Ryder's JUNO win for "Songwriter of the Year"
2013 - Epp/Ryder co-write "When You Know" spends 12 weeks on CBC Radio 2 Top 20, and reaches #2.
2012 - Matt gets his first international magazine cover, for prestigious Germany magazine "Akustik Gitarre".
2011 - Matt Epp was Sirius Backstage Artist of the Month for May; his interview aired at all Cineplex pre-shows.