Matthew Songmaker and the Mountain Messengers are a four piece acoustic band from the far north of California. Their playlist consists mainly of Americana - traditional American music from bluegrass and fiddle to country with some early rock and roll thrown in for good measure.
Their gigs have been at small and large venues all over the northwest; including over a thousand people at a southern gospel series in Yuba City to 50 people at Barista’s Roasting Company in Northern California. They have played at premier indy music venues like the Vintage Restaurant in Redding and more mainstream places like the Shasta Mall.
They are led by young Matthew Songmaker who is a multi-instrumentalist musician written up in the highly regarded periodical Bluegrass Breakdown. “Matthew is a surprise that stands out and . . . seems to be able to play any instrument you put in his hands.”