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Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell is a songwriter steeped in the tradition of the American Troubadour.  Originally from Colorado, Campbell's restless spirit has led him from the concrete canyons of New York City to the seaside cliffs of California, with a few stops in between.  Now in Chicago, he continues to write and record original music.  He owns and operates The Chicago Talking Machine Co., a production company working in music, short films and live events.

In Chicago Campbell has been seen at Park West, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Schubas, Uncommon Ground, The Hungry Brain and more.  His travels have found him at NYC's The Bitter End and The Living Room, LA's Genghis Cohen, Colorado's Bluebird Theater, Leon Gallery, Soiled Dove Underground, and more.

Matt Campbell has opened for Del McCoury, The Subdudes, Martin Sexton, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, Corb Lund, Split Lip Rayfield and more...

I’ve been a fan of Matt’s music since he started making it.”

            “…Like John Prine – a wisened old soul.”

                                                        -G. Brown (KCUV Radio) 

“... Uncompromising lyrical integrity, pounding out new classics of love, travel,

      introspection and times gone by...”

                                                        -Glenn BurnSilver [Liner Notes]

Corners Of My Heart

The second in a series of "single" recordings from The CTMCo., "Corners Of My Heart" is a honky-tonk ballad about the double-life of a man always on the move.  Inspired by long drives and country crooners, COMH confronts the challenges of trying to maintain some semblance of home while continuing to push into the uncertainty that lies on the road ahead.  "The "B" side, "Works Both Ways," tells the story of a forbidden romance and the desire to break free from the secrecy that binds it.  In a twist fellow songwriter Trevor McSpadden trades off verses to create a triangle with both singers professing their love until the bitter end.

Recorded in one session at Strobe Recording in Chicago the songs feature members of The Hoyle Brothers, a mainstay in the Chicago honky-tonk scene.  Trevor McSpadden plays co-producer while providing rhythm guitars and vocals, Brian Wilkie plays bass and electric guitar, Steve Doyle plays dobro, and Lance Helgeson provides the drums.  Steve Stokes engineered and mixed.  Peter Andreadis provided the mastering.



A complete discography can be found HERE


A recent tour performance at Leon Gallery in Denver, CO



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