March 29, 2020

St. Francis DeSales of Newark‘s First Live Streaming Mass

Spent the last 10 days putting together a team and gathering resources and produced St. Francis DeSales of Newark‘s first live streaming mass.

There’s still some technical work we are figuring out, mic levels, etc but here it is

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February 29, 2020

Matt Munhall and his band have great success in raising over $5,000 for Catholic Outreach Ministries

Matt Munhall and his band have great success in raising over $5,000 for a new charity organization in Newark, Ohio, Catholic Outreach Ministries.

On February 20, 2020, Thirty One West in Newark was packed with a great crowd of over 150 fans. Munhall and His band performed favorite songs from his 6 original albums and classic covers like Rocket Man, Moon River, and crowd favorite Piano Man. Check out Matt’s YouTube channel to see some mobile phone videos sent in by a fan.

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February 4, 2020

Matt Munhall & His Band Concert for COM


Matt Munhall and his band live in concert. Ticket proceeds benefit COM. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets include Moe’s BBQ buffet.

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December 22, 2018


Hello all!

After a long pause in my public communication with my supporters, I’m grateful to send all of you my warmest holiday greetings!

It has been a year of seismic shifts.

As most of you know I’ve been a working musician for the last 16 years and continue to be so. Yet, what it looks like now and what it looked like a year ago are two very different things. Looks aside, I am still Matt Munhall, still writing my story for you all and ultimately the glory of God, I am still singing my heart out, and aiming to unearth the true meaning of this gift of life I am so blessed to live. 

Even though I’m not regularly playing public gigs these days I do have a few things coming up…

You can tune in to Sunny 95’s Old Fashioned Christmas on Christmas Eve morning at 7:20 AM and hear me and my band performing my arrangement of Do You Hear What I Hear?

I’m also playing February by the Fire at the Worthington Public Library, it’s a showcase series that features Central Ohio‘s best musical artists and songwriters. My concert will be at 4 PM February 15th. Get there early the seats fill up fast:-)

And, on March 14th, I’ll be playing a intimate solo show at the Appalachian Listening Room, 48 Main St. in Logan Ohio from 7:30-9pm. This is also a small room so seats may go fast!

I’m sure my public concerts will once again increase as I get my new position as the Director of Music and Liturgy more and more organized.

It’s the best thing that could happen for me. I’m directing choirs, working with cantors, selecting all the repertoire from classical music through modern praise and worship, and learning all kinds of new to me music. I’m also learning to manage a much larger range of responsibilities on a permanent basis as opposed to, for instance, making a record for a couple months.

Because of my gratefulness in the goodness of these changes, and because it’s Christmastime, please indulge me in telling some more of my thoughts…

I believe God works in every human life. In some people’s lives, they can see it, regardless of what different names they give it. For others, it is obscured by so much suffering that it is understandable that they find themselves at a loss to see the hand of a loving God. As a life long follower of Christ (and fallen sinner), I continue to grow in understanding of the meritorious nature of His suffering when He chose to love us with the entirety of His Being. I am very grateful that God has made the changes of this last year possible.

That, my friends, is what I believe Christmas is all about. The Choice of God to love us all unconditionally and open His Eternal Life to us. It’s my deepest prayer for myself, for those closest to me, and all that we might receive His Love, His Birth, His Life, born again in all of us on this Christmas morning in a deeper way than ever.

Luke is now nine years old and he enjoys school, tae kwon do (brown belt), football, drawing, and music.

We’ll see what kind of musical adventures take place in 2019 in addition to the work I’m doing at St. Francis DeSales in Newark, Ohio.

Love is the first priority, more and more.

Merry Christmas 🙂

My very best,

Matt Munhall

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January 3, 2018

Miracle on Broad Street CD Release Concert

Dear music friends,

It’s been a while, Happy Holidays to you! Hope you have some quality time to be with the people you cherish… I have two exciting things to share with you. First I’ll write about the new CD pictured above, then I’ll let you know about my plans to make a Matt Munhall Christmas album this year!

I was blessed to be able to help write, play piano, and sing on a handful of tracks for a new charity album of original Christian music titled Miracle on Broad Street with Parker MacDonell, a long time collaborator. It’s available online now on iTunes and Spotify. Here is a version of Blind Bartimaeus that I sing and play solo on the new album. You will be blown away by the sound of the 9 foot Bösendorfer piano I recorded it on in the sanctuary at Broad Street Presbyterian.

CDs are available for a donation of $10 plus shipping and handling by contacting Rosalind Swayne at (614) 221-6552 or  Order in the next day or two if you want them in time for Christmas! All proceeds in excess of the costs of the project will be donated to the Broad Street Food Pantry and Catholic Relief Services.

You are invited to the cd release concert at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio, on February 3, 2018 at 7pm. The concert will be exceptional and it’s free!

And now, I want to announce to all that I’m planning to make a Matt Munhall Christmas Album with Brad Jones in Nashville in 2018 and put on an awesome Christmas show in Columbus, Ohio, next December to release it!  I hope to launch a kickstarter campaign soon to raise money to make the recording through pre-sales of the cd and tickets to the Christmas show.
I wish you and yours a beautiful and sacred holiday season, and a fruitful and joyous 2018.
My very best,

Matt Munhall

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November 30, 2016

The 5th Album is Finished!!!

Thank you!! Let’s celebrate!

To my supporters, friends, inspirers, collaborators and accountability partners.

On my 34th birthday, back in March, I asked you all to be collective patrons of my 5th album, Walking to the Light. You, my community of support, showed up and delivered!

I put my whole heart and soul into giving you back an album of original songs that honors the tremendous gift you have given me. I believe in the record that I’ve made along with the help of many talented people. I believe it’s an honest reflection of life, and the performances are my most real and live moments that I’ve been fortunate enough to record.

If you are able, please join me at the McConnell Arts Center in my hometown of Worthington, Ohio on January 14th and 15th.

I’ll be joined on stage by an ensemble of talented musicians to perform the songs live from Walking to the Light and many more from my previous albums.

To purchase tickets follow this link – Buy Tickets

Many of you have tickets already that you will receive as part of your Kickstarter reward package. You will be able to pick up your tickets at Will Call.

If you are someone who is receiving tickets as part of your backer reward and you can not make the show, please let me know. Also, you can have someone use your tickets in your place if you are unable to attend. If you’d like to have someone else use your tickets, just let me know the names.

Again, thank you all so much for your support, I would never have been able to complete this record without you! I look forward to celebrating with you all!


For those of you who’d like to read more about the process of recording the album… Read the Recording Process Synopsis »

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April 26, 2016

Thank You from the Kickstarter Finish Line

Because of the generosity of 165 backers, I get to make another record! I’ll be recording the full length high fidelity vinyl album and CD in Nashville with producer Brad Jones and many fine musicians in late summer and early fall.

The Kickstarter – Funded! Video – Unlocked! It was a reward for backers but now because of their support I can give it to the world for free… We’ll be making a whole new recording for the record… Please share this video with your friends and pay it forward in honor of my awesome backers!!!

Matt Munhall | Walking to the Light from Matt on Vimeo.

Please share it and tell folks that you are part of a growing music community that is literally helping an artist continue to produce high quality original music!

Please stay tuned to my website and facebook for updates as you will not be receiving as many emails going forward for a while…

In addition to getting ready to record the final record, I’m playing my weekly gigs at the Top (wed. 6-9) The Walrus (thurs. 6-9) and Eddie Merlot’s (Fri and Sat 6-10) come see me and we can chat about anything you’d like!

Last thing…
On Sunday May 15th I’m playing a benefit concert for SSCM Food Pantry, an all volunteer 501c3 organization providing emergency food for Southside families in need for over 30 years. My set is only 45 minutes and starts at 4pm. Bing Futch an award winning guitarist will play after me. It will be held at King Avenue 5 (945 King Ave. Grandview Oh..)


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April 18, 2016

60 Hours Left To Go!!


First let me say thank you for the incredible outpouring of support! We are so close to the final goal, and the response has been tremendous!

Today I’ll be live on 90.5 WCBE with host Maggie Brennan to talk a little bit about the Kickstarter and to play a few songs. If you don’t live in the Central Ohio area, that’s no problem, you can tune in through live streaming by clicking >>>> HERE!

These last 60 hours will be the final push to reach our goal, and the way that everyone has come together to support the making of this next record, I have no doubt that there will be a lot to celebrate on Wednesday night!

If you would like to become a backer and help us reach the goal, head to the Kickstarter page by clicking >>>>> HERE!

To mark the end of the Kickstarter on Wednesday night we’ll be celebrating at the Top Steakhouse with music, food and friendship. I’ll also be taking live remote requests from backers through Facebook.

If you’d like to dial in a request visit my Facebook page >>>> HERE!

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March 7, 2016

Become a Backer for “Walking to the Light”!

Please watch the video at the link below and consider being a backer for Walking to the Light. There are great rewards… Even a 1$ pledge gets you the brand video we made for backers…

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February 22, 2016

KickStarter Launch for New Album!


Hello everyone!!

I’m very excited to announce the launch of a new Kickstarter for what I hope will be my 5th studio album Walking to the Light!

The campaign officially begins Friday March 4th with a special Kickstarter Kickoff Bash at Natalie’s Coal fired pizza and live music!

The full Matt Munhall Trio will be there for the night, and there will be an exclusive screening of the Walking to the Light video!

The show starts at 10pm! Tickets are $10, please call ahead, as it fills up fast!

Its my 34th birthday on 3/4, which can be spoken as March Forth!!! The new album is Walking to the Light…see all the connections!

This is the second time I’ve used Kickstarter in hopes of making a record. In 2013, with generous support of backers, I was able to make my 4th album 700 Miles  with Brad Jones, Charlie Sexton and many other talented musicians in Nashville.

None of this would have been possible without all of you…

Over the last couple years I’ve continued writing new songs, and I finally think I’ve got the songs I believe in to make a new record.

You’ll hear one song about the perils of the music business, one about being blind and down in the gutter, another about true love being sacrifice. There are songs about tough decisions, burying hatchets, the first day of Kindergarten, a song about Charlie Sexton, oh and uh Walking to the Light.

So now its time to make a record!

The rewards for being a backer are even better this time. For example there’s a full length music video for the title track Walking to the Light, that will be exclusively released to all backers as they contribute…

Also we’ll be making a documentary about the process of making, Walking to the Light, start to finish. This reward is also an exclusive, available only to backers.

There will even be a collectable first time vinyl pressing available!

As always there will be a big release party and concert!!

The conservative release date is set for early 2017.

In this ever changing world, artists need community more than ever to come together and be a part of making the arts come to life. I’m very grateful for your support on this new journey, stay tuned for the official launch and find a level of support that works for you. Thank you for all of your love and support over the years….without it I wouldn’t get to do what I love, which is making music for all of you.

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