Perhaps the only working musician in the world who's resume includes walking 3200 miles across America, Algonquin Native and award winning, Nashville based artist Matt Vrba, is adding yet another accomplishment onto his already impressive list, the release of his 8th commercial album, "The Fall" in July of this year. Since the release of his first album (Everywhere In Between) in 2004, Vrba has criss-crossed America, The Caribbean, and Europe dozens of times, logging over 2500 shows at venues ranging from a sold-out performance at Chicago’s House Of Blues, and LA's famed Viper Room, to huge festivals such as The North Beach Festival in San Francisco, and The Bite of Seattle.
Throughout all his touring, Vrba has created a name for himself as one of the most charismatic and entertaining live performers around. Oh yeah, and he's a pretty darn good songwriter too. An old soul, who's logged more life experience than most people twice his age, Vrba writes from the perspective of someone who has been there, and it translates over flawlessly into beautifully catchy tales of heartbreak, highway, and occasionally… mustaches.
Song’s from all of Vrba’s albums have made their way to numerous national television programs, commercials, films, and radio stations around the world. In February of 2008, he auditioned (along with 35,000 others) for NBC’s reality-show Nashville Star. Vrba made it through round after round of call-backs in Portland, Austin, and Nashville, all the way to the semi-finals (a mere 30 artists!) where he performed for Jewel, John Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Jeff Steele, and he appeared on the first episode of the show which aired on NBC.
More recently, Vrba paired up with American Idol semi-finalist Deanna Brown to form the duo "North n South" and spent some time writing and performing all over the United States and the Caribbean with country superstars such as Josh Turner, David Lee Murphy, James Otto, Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Joe Nichols, Randy Rogers, Jessica Andrews, Ira Dean, Steel Magnolia, and Joanna Smith, to name a few. In September '17, Vrba won the prestigious Josie Music Award for "Song Of The Year" which he penned with Nashville heavy hitter Chuck Thomas.
Despite his busy schedule Vrba still manages to find time to help out a good cause whenever he can. He has donated music and performed for non-profit organizations such as Musicians On Call (other members include Lauren Alaina, James Taylor, and John Mayer), March Of Dimes, Pacific Oncology Center, Toys for Tots, The Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Clinic, and The Country Music Hall Of Fame for his work with the "Words and Music" Program.