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I started writing songs to write better films and plays. I recall hearing John Prine’s “John Garfield Blues” and was shocked at the cinematic abstraction-  and knew that if I could master the compression of songwriting, it would add a sense of lyricism and melody to my larger endeavors. What I found along the way is what Famed Finger Picker, Pete Steinberg, said to me when he taught me how to pick my first rag on the guitar, “well I got bad news for ya, Matt... you’re a natural at this and definitely not a doctor.”  


Music has been a constant in my life ever since I first heard “Visions of Johanna” by Bob Dylan at 15. So, about a year and half ago, I decided to assemble a few of my favorite tunes and release my debut record. My brother Dan fittingly said, “it’s time.”   Working with producer Lauren Adams at I Made That Studios, I was able to collaborate with some of the music industry’s best players and have all of that mixed and mastered by Jim Watson and Thomas Hornig. Honored and humbled, I am proud to share the fruit of those sessions known by the principle it taught me ... DIGNITY. 



press quotes

“Matt brings an ease to the work and process of getting the vision on the page.”


- Bobby Garabedian, Academy Award Nominated Director -

“Matt Doherty’s Brothers Play is a groundbreaking piece of theater.”


- Martin Landau, Late - Great Academy Award Winner -

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