MATTHEW WINTERS & SARAH HULL – Singer/Songwriters –
Bio: “Matthew started off as a writer and later added music to his repertoire. He sang in bands of various genres in high school, but nothing fit until he started accompanying himself on guitar. His lyrics paint realistic pictures of everyday life. One might be overcome by the darker aspects of his songs, but there’s always some underlying hope or even a wry sense of humor beneath the surface. Matthew’s voice is deep and raw…it’s easy to see why many people call his style ‘acoustic punk.’ He has been writing, performing, and touring intensely in the past couple years, which resulted in a loyal following but only now is he getting broader attention. He earned The Inlander’s “Band to Watch” designation.”
Talk to us a bit about community, about yourself as an artist, and about PorchFest, please…
Matthew: This will be my first time at PorchFest. I missed the boat last year, so I’m excited to get to perform this time. Marshall Peterson recently contacted me about playing at the Kendall Yards Night Markets. Sarah had just moved up from Gresham, OR and we had a couple songs together, so we played and just loved the atmosphere. There were vendors coming by to chat and people pulling up chairs to listen for a couple songs and go about their evenings. It was just a good vibe. PorchFest seems like it will be a similar feel and I’m happy to be a part of that.
Sarah: I think that a group of like minded people can accomplish anything, but I also believe that continually having a catalyst as something to push off of is the best way to create, maintain, and propel a community.
Matthew: I haven’t been over in years. It’s looking great.
Sarah: I want to do the best that I can to add as much as I can to the fun as possible! I’m excited to perform!
Matthew: I’ve been a part of the music scene in Spokane for years. I’d like to think my addition to that has been my musical output over my input, although that doesn’t always seem to be the case. I’m fortunate enough to continue performing and writing. My intention is to keep that mojo going.
Matthew: I just can’t wait to meet everyone. From what I’ve seen so far this is going to be a lot of fun. Sarah: I want to do the best that I can to add as much as I can to the fun as possible! I’m excited to perform!