Who’s Matt Shenk?

A couple weeks ago, while having a drink at 310 Park South in Winter Park, I was lucky enough to catch Matt Shenk perform. I know what you’re thinking … typical bar performance with sub-par vocals and 3-chord guitar strumming. Nope. Not even close.

I’m a sucker for the male singer-songwriter (think John Mayer, DMB, Ray LaMontagneJason Mraz, etc.) so when Matt’s version of Dave Matthews Band’s “Typical Situation” was almost better than the original, I sat up and paid attention.

Do yourself a favor, head over to Matt’s website and catch his cover of “Mercy Mercy Me,” I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  And, if you’re in Winter Park tomorrow night, you can catch him performing at 310.

4 comments

  1. I was lucky enough to discover Matt 4 years ago, I loved his voice and every song he sang. But the real treat was his original songs, my friend & I scraped every penny we could find to purchase his CD that night. The songs will make you smile, and bring a tear to your eye. Matt Shenk is a real gem. The person being the music has a sweet soul and it brings me great joy to see that he is getting the recognition he deserves.

  2. Vicki Fuller :I was lucky enough to discover Matt 4 years ago, I loved his voice and every song he sang. But the real treat was his original songs, my friend & I scraped every penny we could find to purchase his CD that night. The songs will make you smile, and bring a tear to your eye. Matt Shenk is a real gem. The person being the music has a sweet soul and it brings me great joy to see that he is getting the recognition he deserves.

    Sorry, meant to type “behind”, not “being”.

  3. Matt is a true joy to listen too! As a photographer covering events for a local radio station, I met Matt just over a year ago. His original song writing and voice are worth looking into if you have not seen him. While he does a fantastic job on cover songs, it is his original music that sets him apart. It is not often one finds the complete package as you do with Matt. Check out his website and see where he is playing next, you will not be disappointed.

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