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Matt Borrello is a traveling singer and guitar player with a repertoire of traditional folk, classic rock, and contemporary original songs. Born and raised in the small town of Dighton, MA, Matt started playing guitar at 14. Within a year he was writing and gigging regularly in the greater New England area, usually as a solo acoustic act. Matt’s insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests, most notably at the Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest. He has also traveled to perform at prestigious venues in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas. Matt performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic folk, rock, and blues from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Bob Dylan songs, and performs in a handful of annual Bob Dylan Tribute Shows. Matt is also a guitarist-for-hire and loves spontaneous collaborations with other musicians. He has always appeared comfortable on coffeehouse stages, and is equally at home playing a rowdy bar, intimate house concert, or outdoor festival.
Matt Borrello’s debut album, “Don’t Turn Around”, was recorded at Dirt Floor Studios and released in 2010. Since then he has released live and studio EPs, gaining some airplay in the Northeast and elsewhere. His second album of original music “A Dollar & A Kiss” was recorded at Fox Run Studio in Sudbury, MA and released in 2015. His newest collection of songs, with the working title “Lonesome Valley”, has been recorded at Wachusett Recording in Princeton, MA and is due out Fall 2020.