Matt Townsend

Matt Townsend (b.1987, Boston, MA)

Is a Singer and Songwriter out of Burlington, VT. He had been writing songs in secret for a few years before he started performing in mid 2010. He started out busking in Downtown Burlington, as well as performing in local open mics, eventually headlining his own shows in venues such as The Monkey House, Radio Bean and more. He has just released his first EP, a collection of six songs entitled “What Light Shall Be”. He usually performs solo, with Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, and also with his band, the Patchwork Pilgrims.

"Townsend’s lyrical turns, while occasionally precious, tend to be artful without being overbearing. With a confessional bent and sophisticated observational metaphors, he often connects universally while remaining personally vulnerable— a rare feat for a young songwriter."

"his straightforward croon is efficient and puts the focus on Townsend’s nimble wordplay."

"the singer reveals a soaring tenor that grips with emotive power but doesn’t feel forced."
-Dan Bolles, 7days