Singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, MN.
A majority of the past 14 years have been spent writing and performing live as an original member of two very successful regional midwest bands- Grayson and the Jason Paulson Band. After performing hundreds of shows per year and sharing the stage with top national and international acts at the top events and festivals, such as: WeFest in Detroit Lakes, MN, The Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, MN, and Summer Fest in Milwaukee, WI, it was time to dedicate effort toward a solo album.
As a solo artist, the sound of Matthew David Gray (MDG) is Adult Album Alternative...a combination of: rock, alt. country, blues, and folk combined with his desire to create catchy melodies within sincere lyrics and personal stories. The material for the new album, "On Vinyl", is based on real life experiences- a reflection of love, loss, life on the road, and everything in-between.
His goal as a song writer is simple in definition: "I want to be able to capture a moment in time and recreate all the emotions within that moment through music and lyrics".
A few of the singer/songwriters that have influenced MDG over the past 20 years are: Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Ray Lamontagne, David Gray, Stevie Rae Vaughn, Jude, the Beatles, Pat Monahan (Train), Van Morrison, James Morrison, Amos Lee, Bob Seger, Gavin DeGraw, Ottis Redding, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, and Bob Dylan.
To all MDG fans and cryptocurrency fans, I am now accepting direct donations in XRP, LTC, and BTC