Matt Santry
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Matt Santry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic




""I REALLY dig everything he does! He's got a GREAT is great...songwriting is great""

On air quote by Jaxon, DJ 3-7pm shift M-F - WMMR 93.3FM Philadelphia

""warm baritone---equally BRAWNY and PASSIONATE""

Article quote from editor, Dawn Warden - Main Line Today Magazine

""Matt Santry is the kind of artist we always LOVED at The Point. He knew how to take advantage of every show and use it to further his career, and ALWAYS DELIVERED a crowd."

A quote from Talent Buyer, Jesse Lundy - Point Entertainment

""I always like it when I get to mix a song that I WOULD GO BUY if I heard it on the radio...""

A quote from Mix Engineer, Jeff Juliano (OAR, John Mayer, Dave Matthews) - Jeff Juliano


"Rising Son" - 2005
"Tin Ace City" - 2010



From full time social worker to full time musician, Matt Santry has made the unlikely transition from playing music for Autistic children to rocking audiences of loyal fans. Santry credits the years he spent working one-on-one with children with disabilities as a contributing factor to his ability to successfully create a connection with his current audiences.

From his home base of Philadelphia, Santry has developed his sound and live show in clubs, coffee shops and campuses between New York and LA. Since 2006, Santry has performed over 500 shows.

After much anticipation, Matt released his sophomore record in August of 2010. Produced by Grammy winning songwriter, Scot Sax (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), and mixed by Grammy winning mix engineer, Jeff Juliano (John Mayer), the new songs showcase Santry's maturing skills as a writer and performer. Matt has drawn on his years of experience as a social worker to inform his sensibilities and hone his ability to communicate lyrically.

Santry’s new record, Tin Ace City, comes with a variety of textures demonstrated in songs like "I Just Blinked" showcasing the driving piano and handclaps call to hit the road, while counting the passing days, with an equally driving banjo arrangement. With traces of Little Feat grooves, songs like "Tell Me It’s Gonna Be Alright" gives his band a chance to stretch out, and on the other side, a beautiful string quartet highlights the cautionary call to ".....leave the past where it belongs....." on "The Heart of Starting New".

When asked about the recording experience with Scot Sax, Matt described "A raw, first-take style approach to production, where the song comes first.".

Look for Matt's new record, Tin Ace City, digitally at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and on CD at his upcoming tour dates.