Matthew Moon

Matthew Moon

BandFolkPop

New surf sounds inspired by Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.

Biography

"Tight songwriting and lush delivery prompt Colorado fans to tout this performer as the state's next breakout"-Denver Post

“In the past three years, Matthew Moon has come to exemplify the best in Front Range, singer/songwriter pop”- Boulder Weekly

A new resident to Venice, California, Matthew Moon has emerged as one of the freshest voices in the Pacific Coast region. Moon’s songwriting ranges from folk rock reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, to the surf sounds of Jack Johnson and the blues of Ben Harper.

Moon's brand new EP was produced by drummer/producer Wally Ingram (Stockholm Syndrome, David Lindley, Sheryl Crow). The recordings were made at the legendary "House of Love" in Laguna Niguel, CA. Recently, at the 1st annual Del Mar Music Festival, Matthew attracted the attention of music industry insiders with his impromtu set at the wrap party. "Hearing Matthew Moon was "honestly one of the musical highlights of the festival for me" remarked Chris Goldsmith, Grammy winning producer of Ben Harper/Blind Boys fame. "That was some of the best music I heard all weekend" remarked Larry Richter, a long time producer and music festival promoter. This will come as no surprise to Moon fans who have been singing his praises as he ascends the rock n' roll aschelon.

Moon has attained elite status amongst national singer/songwriters. In 2004 Moon was a featured artist on the renowned KBCO Studio C compilation, along with Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. In 2003, Moon was awarded “Editor’s Choice” in 5280, Denver’s leading lifestyle magazine, as well as “Album of the Year” in 2002 for the release, “I Thought U Should Know” (Riff Magazine). Moon has been nominated for the Westword Music Awards five times and has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fillmore Auditorium, and Mile High Stadium, as well as venues in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Lyrics

River's End

Written By: Matthew Moon

There is a place
Not far from the river's end
That I have traced
To find myself again
So far away
The water begins to bend
But I still see the faces
The women and the men
All these old tapestries
That my grandmother handed down
All the history
Of this war torn battered ground
So many have died here
Waiting to be found
But I broke away

Whenever I cry
I know I'll see the day
Whenever I smile
It's not that far away
All the tears that I hide
I've kept from you my friend
So let us cross
At the river's end

Some have been forgotten
Between the frames in a cardboard box
Others have forged their way
Through the crowded city blocks
Whatever I say
I know the words won't set me free
But I like to Pray
I'm down upon my knees

Whenever I cry
I know I'll see the day
Whenever I smile
It's not that far away
All these secrets I confide
I've kept from you my friend
So let us cross
A the river's end

What you've been saying all along
Cannot be real
Cannot be wrong
But sometimes it's way too much to take
And I might bend
But I won't break

Someone once said
"God never gives more than a soul can take"
When I lie in bed
There are so many nights I'm wide awake
Here in the darkness
The truth seems so hard to find
Sometimes I run
Sometimes I cry

Whenever I cry
I know I'll see the day
Whenever I smile
It's not that far away
All the tears that I hide
I've kept from you my friend
So let us cross
At the river's end

Discography

Laguna Niguel EP (2005)
XOM (2003)
I Thought U Should Know (2002)
More Than I Can Give (1999)

Set List

1. Hideaway
2. Disco Gold
3. I would give anything
4. Watermelon Man- Willis Alan Ramsey
5. Carry Me
6. Gonna Ride
7. Poster Girl
8. Hard To Explain
9. Down By the River
10. Emminence Front

1. It’s Alright
2. Keep Me In Mind
3. I Do
5. She Alone
6. Gathering the Rain
7. More Than I can Give
8. Kiss- Prince

1. Van Ness and Union
2. Holiday
3. Early Meetings
4. BBQU
5. Over Now
6. Ordinary God
7. Drugstore Magazine
8. From the Start
9. I Want You Back- Prince