Matt Sellars is hard to pin down…. songwriter, guitar player, banjo maker, wannabe farmer, kind of plumber, kind of honky tonk, kind of bluegrass?
His musical background is almost as diverse as his job history on his resume. He played in terrible rock bands in college at App State in Boone NC, where he also learned a deep respect for Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt, and singer songwriters of the 70’s(mainly Jim Croce). He then attended Bluegrass school at ETSU in Johnson City TN, where he continued to play in terrible rock, and bluegrass bands and write some ok songs, and some really awful ones. Then, by law you have to move to Nashville TN, and continue to write some shitty songs, and play more terrible music, and work some really terrible jobs.
Matt Sellars might be proof that if you write enough shitty songs, play in enough shitty bands, work enough shitty jobs, and live in enough shitty places. You just might find yourself… and happiness… and a few lambs and chickens.
“The best decision I ever made was to move back home to North Carolina, in the mountains of Asheville, where I feel I’m writing the best songs, playing the best music, with the best people that I ever have before, and can only hope to continue to do so for as long as anyone will listen.”