Matt Borrello is a young singer-songwriter and guitar player with an extensive song bag of traditional folk, classic rock and blues, and original songs. Born and raised in the small town of Dighton, MA, Matt started playing guitar at 14 and within a year he was writing and gigging. Now in his mid-20s, he performs regularly in the Boston, Southern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island area, usually as a solo acoustic act.

His insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests. Matt performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic material from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, music he says he enjoyed and “absorbed” from the record collections of his parents and grandparents as he grew up. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Bob Dylan songs, but he’s also familiar with the work of such folk luminaries as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Hank Williams and classic blues artists such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Matt’s now touring to promote his new album, “A Dollar & A Kiss”, which offers a blend of old and new songs. His debut album, “Don’t Turn Around”, was self-released in 2010. In between he has released a few live and studio EPs, which gained him airplay in the Northeast and other regions of the country.

— Steve Winters