Biography

"The words and the music matter first"

Matthew Alexander is a Charlotte N.C. based singer-songwriter. He was part of the dynamic folk scene in Cambridge, MA and New York City in the late sixties and early seventies. During this time he opened for Billy Joel, Tim Weissberg and Bruce Springsteen. Songs from his 8 CDs have aired on radio stations throughout the world. His rendition of the Gordon Lightfoot classic "Steel Rail Blues" peaked at #3 on the Folk Charts in November, 2020. He performs throughout the Southeast. His music can be heard on Spotify, Apple and on Pandora at Matthew Alexander Radio.

Upcoming Shows

Join Us on Father's Day: June 16th, 2024

And on ; June 30th 2024 

12:00 am to 2:pm

Live show

All Original Songs

The Waterman Fish Bar, 9615 Bailey Road, Cornelius NC 28031

(704) 237 - 3247

"Poignant and prolific" Debbie Jet, Rock Hill Herald

Critical Praise for Midnight Dream Station

"What he possesses is that same genuine essential tonality found in the voices of John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Jon Dee Graham, Buddy Miller and John Martin… it is sincere, formulated with a generous amount of experience and significance." 

 JOHN APICE, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, AMERICANA HIGHWAYS, 5/17/23

John Apice, Associate Editor, Americana Highways, may 17th, 2023

"Each tune has its evocative tints, warm hearted tenacity and simple pleasing textures...easily appealing...the words and the music matter first."

 Midnight Dream Station

“A reflection on life's mysteries…likely to lift one's spirits…colorful and soulful”

Hannah Means Shannon, 6/27/23 Wildfire News + News

 

ALBUM REVIEW 10/20/20

SOUL RIVER is Matthew Alexander's 7th CD. It is expansive in its breadth and impressive with its depth of emotion . As with his previous CDs, it showcases his warm vocals, sharp songwriting and considerable acoustic guitar skills.

"Matthew Alexander is an Exceptional Talent...He is a Must See. A Wonderful and Likable performer."

3 Minute Movie CD

"Wishing I Had Wings showcases Alexander's nimble finger picking. It covers a lot of ground drifting in and out of and mixing John Denver-style folk with more fully arranged pop and country amid clean, pristine production" Charlotte Observer

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF BEATLES' CLASSIC "THERE'S A PLACE"

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