A crooning, magnetic troubadour…. how Poirier blends his voice with the thump of his guitar is righteous and original!
– Rob Azevedo (Concord Monitor Writer & Radio Host; Granite State of Mind)
Matt Poirier (Guitar & Vocals):
Based out of New Hampshire, Matt has regularly performed at small venues, clubs and festivals around New England as a Solo Acoustic Performer and as part of various collaborations. Matt has a noticeably unique and original approach towards playing the acoustic guitar, infusing percussive rhythms and grooves with intricate finger-picking styles. While tough to pinpoint a specific genre, the typical Matt Poirier show will smoothly touch base on folk, Americana, bluegrass, rock and groove/funk, while pushing the limits of the acoustic guitar. An honest voice with a slight rasp combined with an adventurous, dynamic and original playing style, makes Matt a true acoustic juggernaut…
Matt also donates time to a variety of charity functions, and is the co-founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Benefit Concert which held annually at Fun Intelligent Training in Concord, NH.
The Solo Acoustic Show: The Solo Acoustic Show focuses on percussive rhythms, dynamics, intricate finger styles and adventurous set lists while still clinging on to the singer/songwriter vibe. The shows move through a variety of styles, combining originals, traditionals and creative takes on a variety of covers.
Matt pulls influence from a wide spectrum of artists and eras, and at times has been heavily influenced by Martin Sexton, Keller Williams, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Phish, Ryan Adams, etc.
Matt also has a strong affinity for Traditional American music and is constantly infusing a variety of traditional (public domain) songs with unique / original arrangements into the set-lists.