Ansel Matthews is a singer and acoustic guitarist with a warm, soulful voice and an impressive three-octave range. He feels passionately about society which is reflected in his songwriting. Lyrically his songs explore deep feelings whether its finding answers within, urging people to get motivated, or hoping to bring people together by offering a musical prayer to the world. He received his first guitar (a nylon stringed one) at age 9. He would later try his hand at the steel and electric guitar but eventually gravitated back to the classical guitar.
"Ansel Matthews, whose CD, "Raised From The Dust" has just been released is one of the most exciting singers I've heard in a long while. He's an interesting mixture of soul jazz singers Jon Lucien and Terry Callier, who fascinatingly - he's never heard, with a little bit of Richie Havens thrown in. As well as having one of the most soothing voices I've heard, he's an incredibly gifted composer and lyricist."Tessa Souter, All About Jazz