Hi, I'm Aaron Matthew.
I was born in Jacksonville, Fl. in the United States and raised in the rural Deep South of Georgia, but people think I'm from California for some reason.
The Deep South is a strange place that forever embedded the blues, jazz, funk, folk, and hip-hop into my songwriting and my soul.
I've been performing music live since 2007 when I got my first gig at a local cafe playing for coffee and tips.
In 2012, I began to awaken and was compelled to shift realities. I sold nearly all of my possessions and bought a one-way ticket to a foreign country.
I didn't know anyone and didn't speak the language. In exchange for working, I was blessed to live on an organic farm. There, I built permaculture gardens, took care of the land and animals, and spent countless hours meditating with Mother Earth.
Today, I still call the Dominican Republic home, but I travel often to the U.S. to visit family and tour. I perform live regularly and also work as a professional cannabis industry writer and researcher.
I released my debut EP "Steppin' Stones" in June 2018 and I couldn't be happier with it. I gained a lot from making the songs and I hope that they bring you the message that you need as they have done for me.
In June 2019 I released a 6-song roots and blues collaboration EP called "Bottles & Blues" with guitar and harmonica. Most recently, in November 2019, I released a 6-song instrumental lofi-hiphop EP called, "BEND".
I'm currently working on several tracks to release as singles in 2020, but all in due time, right?
You can check out my blog for a more intimate look into my mind and heart, connect with me on social media to get a glimpse of my life as an indie artist an digital nomad in the Caribbean, and sign up for the newsletter for monthly updates on shows, new posts, and more.