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Matthew Shelton
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I am Matthew Shelton. I write songs and sing. I play the guitar, kalimba, and mbira.
Band/artist history
I hit puberty, found Bob Dylan's music, etc.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes. Check www.myspace.com/msheltonmusic for upcoming dates.
Your musical influences
Folk music. All music is folk music, so long as it's made by folks. Daniel Johnston, Bob Dylan, traditional mbira music (Zimbabwe), Congotronics, Lou Barlow/Sebadoh, Nick Drake, Charlie Patton, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Terry Allen, Gillian Welch, Buck 65, Magnetic Fields, Pavement, George Sibanda, Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Franklin Bruno, Will Johnson, anticon, Ween, Simon & Garfunkel, Magnetic Fields, Frank Zappa, Leo Kottke, Mike Doughty, Johnny Cash, Guided by Voices, The Raincoats (esp. Ana Da Silva), Chris Haubner, The Sheds, Bad Brains, Sonic Youth, The Pogues, My Bloody Valentine, Lucinda Williams, Tortoise, Mr. Bungle, Aphex Twin, Robert Johnson, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, John Fahey, Victor Strunk, Iswhat?!, Kris Brown, Animal Collective, David Byrne, Wandyring Menstruals.
What equipment do you use?
acoustic guitar- Oscar Schmidt kalimba- lots of em, some africa, some western mbira jaw harps
Anything else?
Flex your love muscles.
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