Matt Ryan Jacobs is a singer songwriter from Kitchener Waterloo Ontario. Incorporating everything he loves into his sound; From Delta Blues to alternative rock, to singer songwriters like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. He’s not comparing himself to any of these people, but you can hear their influence. This has personally been his favourite music he’s ever made. Mostly because it all came so naturally.
All of the The Animals, Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Johnny Cash albums he heard as kid slowly sunk in and led him to find Jimmy Reed, and Muddy Waters. Which led to Freddie King, Buddy Guy, and Little Walter. Becoming obsessed with tracing back Rock n Roll, and finding the connections of Robert Johnson and Son House through The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin all the way to Jack White. Matthew fell in love with the history and depth of Blues and Folk.
His story is that of a musician who has taken a few wrong paths, maybe been misguided by a few wrong people, but has ultimately come out the other side better and smarter.
A veteran of the live scene in South Western Ontario, Matthew has previously played many of the stages from Windsor to Toronto and everything in between along the 401. With his previous band and solo work, Matthew has had the opportunity to share the stage with many talented acts including Danny Michel, Justin Rutledge, Ashley MacIsaac, and more.
Matthew’s music incorporates a slew of different genres and influences to create a sound that is uniquely his.
The official video for Living in Between, the title track from Matthew Ryan Jacobs first solo release.
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The Ontario, Canada-born musician takes his music down a different path to his previous singles as producer Ben Kempel pushes him outside of his comfort zone...
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A veteran of the live scene in South Western Ontario, Matthew has previously played many of the stages from Windsor to Toronto and everything in between along the 401.
Alan Cross on Living in Between
“Good bit of Americana. Nice work with songwriting, performance, and production. Good video, too.”
Alan Cross on The River
“This is truly excellent. Love it. Well done.”
Alan Cross on Sun Goes Down
“This is excellent! Love the melody, the melancholy, and the overall arrangement of the song. Well done!”
Alan Cross on Grace
“This is really good! There’s nothing I can say that would make this any better. Excellent job.”
Southwestern Ontario Singer and Songwriter