Travis Matthews is an honest and pure-hearted individual whose main goal is to soothe your ears and put a smile on your face. His unique perspective and refreshing lyrics break the barrier between audience and performer, while his simplistic storytelling makes even the quirkiest of situations relatable. From heartfelt songs sung about his love and appreciation for his grandma, to the wacky fictional story about a boy who “Saves the Whales.” Now at the age of 24, he is making his mark in the flourishing Edmonton music scene having performed solo at the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals. Some say that even in the darkest, dustiest room, Travis’ performances make you feel like you’re water-skiing on a lake on top of a mountain with a view only the birds share.
Travis believes in having a great time for a great cause and his latest release party was just that. His soulful sing-alongs, 120-person conga line, and crowd surfing helped raise $3000 for Ducks Unlimited in a charity show. After performing at the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals, Travis has been opening for major acts at Folk Clubs across Alberta such as the Calgary Folk Club, Nickelodeon Folk Club, and the New Moon Folk Club. He received a scholarship to attend Folk Alliance International and will be heading to New Orleans in January. Travis plans to partner with more non-profit organizations for events and is currently recording an album set to release in 2020.