December 22, 2018

A CHRISTMAS LETTER TO ALL

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?https://sunny95.com/events/sunny-95s-old-fashioned-christmas-show/

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.

Karen and Luke are praying with me for all of you. No matter what you’re going through, ask God for help, God will love you through it. I can tell you for sure He has been working overtime in my life!

Karen and I are engaged to be married on June 22, 2019, and I am growing in excited anticipation of our marriage and life in communion. I am so grateful for her in my life. She is an excellent person and she loves me tenderly and inspires me to grow.

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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July 15, 2014

Join Me at My Upcoming Events

Hello my friends,

I’m inviting you to a few upcoming shows I’ll be playing in the next few weeks…

  • July 21, Rumba Café 7pm (Solo w/opener Erin O’Keefe)
  • July 24, Worthington Inn, 7-9pm (Solo) also playing here Oct.
  • August 10, 7pm – Worthington Summer Concert on the Village Green – cost- FREE (NW Corner of 161 and High St. in Old Worthington)Bring some chairs to sit on….usually a big crowd. (With full band)

And… I’m always at The Top on E. Main St. on Wednesdays from 6-9:30pm.

You can purchase my latest album, 700 Miles, from iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/700-miles/id827850209

I would love to see you at one of these events, and I hope you and yours are happy and doing well.

Best,
Matt

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February 19, 2014

Buy Tickets for February 28th at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC

Date City Venue Country
02/28/14
http://www.mattmunhall.com/upcoming-shows/
Matt Munhall in New York, New York
Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)
Time: 9:30pm

Admission: $10.00

Address: 196 Allen Street

Venue phone: 212-477-4155

21 years old and over. General Admission Seated || *Please note, there is a $10 drink minimum for this show*

Buy tickets

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May 28, 2013

Kickstarter (reaching out to you)

To all my family, friends, fans, and fellow musicians

I’ve now played over 100,000 songs live and made music my living for the past 11 years. It hasnt all been pretty, but thanks to folks like you its been pretty darn good over all. Now I have a unique opportunity to make a record with artists established in the music industry. Follow the link for details…

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2007566361/reaching-out-to-you

You’ll see when you visit the page the scope of the project and the incredible artists I’ll be working with on this album.You can pre order the recording, buy tickects to the release show at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, hire me for private parties or co-write a song with me that I’ll produce and you’ll share the copyright with me. There’s many ways to be a backer….and every pledge will help make this record possible.

Please check it out and spread the word!
Best,
Matt

January 30, 2013

New Video – “Reaching Out to You”

As 2013 kicks off, I am going to be making an effort to publish a monthly video about my music.  Here is the first of what will hopefully be many videos.  Check out Reaching Out to You.

 

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July 30, 2012

Purchase Music Online

It is my hope that you have enjoyed the music that we have created and published over the years!   If you are interested in purchasing any of my tracks online, we have a full listing of our tracks on CDbaby.com.  Click the link below to buy our albums today!

http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/MattMunhall

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July 30, 2012

Music news…

It means a lot to me that you’ve been a supporter of my music career, and as an indie artist every dollar counts— so I wanted to let you know that between July 30th and August 3rd, if you purchase any of my MP3s from CDBaby.com, I’ll get to keep 100% of the sale! There’s a link above to cdbaby.

If you’ve been thinking about it for a while, now is the best time to buy my music because your money will literally go further to help me make my next album.
These days I’m  playing every Thursday and Saturday at Eddie Merlots in Polaris, and Wednesday nights at the Top in Bexley. I am lucky to be able to play my originals and my favorite covers at these and other venues, and I’d love to see you out. Feel free to contact me to make sure I’ll be there the night you’re coming, as sometimes there’s a private engagement, wedding, etc that I’m playing instead.
A couple last thoughts…a fourth all new original album has been conceived and is in the early stages of development. I am excited about the songs. If you’ve followed me for a long time you may notice a minimal number of original shows compared with the past. This is, in part, to give this project room to grow.
Thank you for all the encouragement and patronage you have given me,
I am joyfully grateful to make music as my vocation.
Wishing you all the best til I see you again,
Matt

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July 18, 2012

Welcome to the New Website

As mentioned in a previous blog post, a local website design company, Webbed Interactive, has completely revamped my website.  Get excited!

New updates will be coming soon about the upcoming performances I will be having, so please check back every chance you get to keep up-to-date with when you can hear me live.

Do you have some suggestions for the website?  Please email me at matt@mattmunhall.com.

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June 15, 2012

New Website Coming Soon…

I have teamed up with a local website design company, Webbed Interactive,  for a new website. Changes to the website are to be coming in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned!

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March 23, 2012

The SXSW Experience & Upcoming Shows

On March 16th, I was fortunate to be a part of the We Are Columbus showcase in Austin, Tx during the unbelievable phenomenon that is SXSW.

It was an invigorating and inspiring experience for me. I feel like my artistic batteries have been recharged.

My band will play two shows in April. The first is April 5th from 10 til 11:30pm at Woodlands Tavern. Then we play Dick’s Den on April 20th from 10pm til 2am.

I’ll be playing new material as well as the best songs from my three cd’s.

I have new T-shirts too!

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