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His latest release, The Dreaming Light, consists of imagistic compositions for acoustic guitar with various combinations of cello, violin, viola, and soprano saxophone. The music is a blend of contemporary impressionistic acoustic colors. Listeners drawn to the work of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, and Ralph Towner, as well as Debussy and Ravel, should find this music to their liking.

Selected Reviews of previous recordings:


Musician Magazine: "On guitar, Matthews is a six string wonder...on piano, he's a gifted miniaturist, matching classical structure with a folkish sense of line."

 The Baltimore Sun: “Beautiful and unusual music.”


Playboy: “defies categorization… we’ve listened a dozen times and haven’t begun to tire of it…. wonderfully lyrical and moody.”

CMJ Music Report: “Matthews is an exceptional composer.”


VH 1: “Truly riveting…an amazing album … imagine Ry Cooder meets Aretha Franklin.”


Kyoto Journal: “ listeners will find themselves returning often seeking the quiet the music instills.”

Wall Matthews is a composer /performer whose career began in 1968. He was a founding member of the visionary Entourage Music and Theater Ensemble which released 2 critically acclaimed recordings for Folkways in the early 70's. Since then he has had a solo career performing throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. From 1978 - 1994 he served as Composer In Residence For Dance at Connecticut College, where he composed music for such companies as The Royal Danish Ballet and The Paris Opera Ballet. He has released 7 solo recordings, mostly on the Clean Cuts label, and all well received.

Since 1994 he has resided in Columbia, Maryland, where he composes and produces music for Clean Cuts Music for such companies as The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and The History Channel, as well as numerous independent film projects. He was recently nominated for a 2010 Emmy for his work on Yellowstone: Battle For Survival.