Matthew Crafton
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Matthew Crafton

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Greg Carpenter, Music Director Mix 106.5 (CBS Radio)"

"Wow, this is a nice sounding song. Heartbeat has definite radio potential especially for the Hot AC format..." - Matthew Crafton Music


BNZ (EP) - After performing as an opening-act for international artists, Los Lonely Boys, at Fletcher’s in Baltimore, BNZ was approached by a close friend of famed producer, John Alagia, well known for producing the works of Dave Matthews, John Mayer, and Liz Phair. Impressed with the music of BNZ, John Alagia would introduce the band to master engineers Stewart Myers (Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, Rachel Yamagata) and Chris Keup (Jason Mraz) who would turn select songs from ‘Tricky Damn Road’ as well as a slew of new songs into a broadcast quality E.P.

BNZ (Tricky Damn Road) - BNZ's Tricky Damn Road takes you to a place few other albums can with its raw acoustic inspiration and pure emotional deliverance. Most of all Tricky Damn Road is socially revealing and an undaunted exposure of the give-and-take of everyday relationships. Acoustic frontman, Matt Crafton, peers deep inside the long and sometimes arduous road of life with its ups and downs, curves and closures to deliver these artistically crafted songs. As a prequel to BNZ's latest E.P. release, Tricky Damn Road stands as a provocative and telling blueprint.



Greg Carpenter, Music Director Mix 106.5 (CBS Radio)

"Heartbeat has definite radio potential especially for the Hot AC format..."

With compositions tailored to fit all media formats (radio, film and television), Matt Crafton’s songs have been recognized by top Producers/Engineers in the Music Industry such as John Alagia (Dave Matthews/John Mayer), also Stewart Myers (Jason Mraz, Lifehouse), and Chris Keup (Jason Mraz), who subsequently took on engineering several of Matt’s songs which are now available in his collection.

With over eight years of songwriting experience including five years as frontman of the Baltimore based music group BNZ, Matt Crafton has become a polished and consistent composer of memorable Pop-edged songs. Matt captures a unique Rock’n’Soul vibe in every mix with the use of insightful lyrical passages and vibrant instrumental accompaniment.

Through the music group BNZ, Matt showcased his music in the hottest clubs in Baltimore including opening for Los Lonely Boys at Fletchers, and Joe Bonamassa at the Recher Theatre. In late 2007, Matt Crafton formed the publishing entity, Matthew Crafton Music which would make his songs available to Publishers, Artists and Producers.