With a heart in folk and a soul in funk, Matthew Gordon knows that the combination of words and music has been the highest form of communication since ancient times, from Homer through ancient religious hymns to Dylan and beyond. Matthew assembles the elements in his original songs to make his subtle poetical points with maximum connection from his heart to each individual audience heart. His award-winning songwriting has received accolades and airplay from radio stations worldwide, while his sensitive yet funky dobro playing has put him in great demand with multiple Philadelphia bands. He has appeared at The Philadelphia Folk Festival most recently with a well-received set with his electric band, Silvershade Scenery. Matthew brings an original, creative and intimate spirit that will alternately move you to smile, think deeply, dance, and/or nod your head in recognition of an exposed feeling or vivid mental image.