Justin Mather hails from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts and has been performing with bands and as a solo artist for more than a decade. Like his guitar collection, the singer/songwriter/guitar player's colorful repertoires of songs, styles and musical skills are as fascinating to behold as they are anxiously played by the always-curious 27-year-old. Spiriting an EASY-RIDING FUSION OF ROCK - COUNTRY - BLUES Mather writes songs about and for the world - embracing both it's beauty and harsh realities. Immediately after High School Mather hopped an airliner to Chile where he spent the next year as an exchange student. This forever branded him with a love of Latin America and the Spanish language. During the next 10 years Mather found himself traveling the world - Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Morocco, Canada and Amsterdam. In the meantime he earned a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Massachusetts which landed him a position teaching High School Spanish. His stint as Spanish teacher came to an abrupt halt when the opportunity to move West, a life-long dream, suddenly arose. Mather saw this as an opportunity to live in an "artist haven" where he could focus exclusively on his music career, something his home town of Great Barrington could not provide. Mather released his first album - Justin Mather / One Pillow in the winter of 2005. The album has received wide approval and has enjoyed steady play on both local and nationally syndicated radio shows of the Northeast. In his strumming travels around the world, it seems that Justin, in what must be an almost pre-cognitive state, whips out his pen and pad, nests his guitar in his lap, and writes songs that invite the listener to the very experience itself. Indeed, like Blake he writes songs of both innocence and experience. The stories he tells in song engage those who hear him play. The only disappointment of a Mather show is the announcement that his set is over.
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