Genna Matthew

Performed in Sofar Valencia

Singer-songwriter Genna Matthew’s indie folk-pop sound is both timeless and current, blending pure, sweet vocals with lyrics that strike a chord. She grew up in the lush music community of Charlottesville, Virginia, and was influenced from a young age by the sounds of the area’s Folk and Americana scene. While studying guitar under acclaimed singer-songwriter, Devon Sproule, she began writing and recording her original music at age fifteen. She fell in love with sharing her music and could be found performing in coffee shops and venues from Charlottesville to Tennessee on school nights. At eighteen she released her first full-length album and began her studies of classical voice at the University of Virginia. Genna’s bittersweet writing sugarcoats wistful lyrics with layers of honeyed vocals and warm harmonies. Her latest EP, ‘My Old Habits’, released in 2016, features prominent instrumentalists including Johnny Stubblefield (Parachute), Sam Wilson (Sons of Bill), Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Butch Taylor (Dave Matthews Band), and Matt Wood (Erin and the Wildfire). Her songwriting has been recognized both regionally and internationally, most recently as a semi finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 she traded the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Spanish coast, where she is currently pursuing her Masters in contemporary music performance at Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus. These travels have inspired her next EP, which features many of the talented artists she has met abroad, and will be released in 2020.

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