Matthew Fowler On Musical 'Beginning'

Nov 3, 2014

WAMC's Ian Pickus with musician Matthew Fowler.

The word intimate is overused when describing music, especially in the singer-songwriter genre, but our guest Matthew Fowler takes you into his home on his debut album Beginning — literally.

The 20-year-old Fowler recorded the album over a period of years in his family’s Orlando kitchen, capturing his striking voice and cozy songwriting that to my ears recalls everyone from Dylan and Paul Simon to Glen Hansard.

Fowler has also recorded an EP with Reggie Williams called “Bring a Friend,” the name of the current tour that is taking him around the country — appropriate for a young artist with two songs named “Leaving Home.”