elliot matson

elliot matson


My music is a blend of lyrics, intricately played guitar, and any other innovative technique I can think of at the time.


My main influences are Michael Hedges, Pierre Bensusan, Kaki King, Nick Drake, and Elliott Smith. I try to incorporate lyrics with the intricate guitar heard in harmonic and tapping melodies, and finger picking. I like to try to make the listener think, how is he playing that? I have been writing, playing, and recording music for about 5 years. I am a self taught musician, and have recently begun to play shows around the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


I haven't released any CDs, however, my website is www.showcaseyourmusic.com/elliotmatson

This website has all the songs I have written and recorded to date.

Set List

I typically play 5 or 6 songs:
Don't Worry About It
Around A Finger
Intents & Purposes
Stone's Throw

I don't usually like doing covers, but I have done Jose Gonzalez and Nick Drake.