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“Matthew Zeltzer is a 25-year old singer/songwriter, but don’t tell him that. He doesn’t like getting pigeonholed. He has worked on an organic farm in France, he’s toured the country, visited musical Meccas like Nashville, and all the while has gathered experiences to fuel the fire in his belly for music. Showing modern day trailblazer wisdom, he writes and performs what he loves and gets his fulfillment from just the joy of performing. On his second album, Desert Tortoise, this comes out more than ever. Currently a Ventura County resident, he’s also lived in the NW, where he attended college. Matthew seems to live life through experiences, not by milestones. This might be a quality you’d ask in a friend, but you’ll like it in his music, too. He is a genuine singer, and an honest writer. His music breaks genres apart. He doesn’t want people to worry about what it is they’re listening to, he just appreciates a person who is really listening and not getting bogged down i”

“Tones of Petty, Fogerty, and some of my favorites like John Lee Hooker and Son House come together with a little Bob Dylan to create an unpolished yet interesting sound. A bit of a crooner... I found one track that will keep me looking out for delta blues-esque tracks from him titled “Left Till Dust.” If you can listen to this and not either see scenes from Black Snake Moan or From Dusk ‘til Dawn then you’re not listening; “the death of miss mary jones” is another to hear. This makes me wanna drink bourbon in the heat of a Louisiana summer night.”