He’s been called a soulful white guy, an acoustic geek-rocker, and the love child of Elton John and Billy Joel. His fans know him as everything from Matthew to Birdman to simply “Hot Wings”. Whatever you call him, though, Matthew Ebel is more than just a singer-songwriter, he’s a space pirate captain that takes his fans and friends beyond the mundane. Born in the Pacific Northwest, Matthew Ebel has spent all of his life singing and playing the piano. Starting off with fifteen years of piano lessons, six years of private voice, and over a decade of concert choirs and bands, he began his serious music career at Whitworth College. He earned his B.A. with honors in Music and spent an extra year building up a reputation in the Inland Northwest as an up-and-coming new artist. In the spring of 2002 Matthew crammed all of his stuff into a tiny UHAUL trailer and dragged it behind his car to Nashville. A little more than a year later he found himself playing the Grand Ole Opry with Mercury Records artist Billy Currington. He also performed with a number of local acts including The Peter Moon Band and Laura Clapp. He’s also produced custom music and audio for companies like Porter Novelli and Coca-Cola. His latest album, Goodbye Planet Earth, is a rock-solid, complete work in 17 movements. The album is a noted departure from Matthewʼs typical organic feel, combining highly electronic elements like synthesizers and loops with raw vocals, pianos, pennywhistles, and more. It follows his critically-acclaimed release Beer & Coffee which, thanks to the power of the music and the pioneering spirit of podcasters, spread Matthewʼs reputation across the globe as one of the biggest names in new media music.