The Northville Food & Wine Festival is pleased to announce Nashville Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist Matt Austin will headline the musical entertainment for the 2021 Festival.
As a Detroit-native, Matt has an extensive touring history of the Great Lakes region, and was nominated Best New Country Artist by New Music Weekly, with the single “Bad Feelin" reaching #1 for 4 weeks on the New Music Weekly country main chart and cracking the Top 80 on the Music Row Country Breakout chart!
Matt Austin grew up with musical influences of Classic Rock, Southern Rock, and Blues, from artists such as Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His musical journey includes being the former lead guitar player of the Paper Street Saints, a major Detroit Rock headliner, regularly packing houses throughout the metro area and opening for national acts as large as Bon Jovi with 20,000 fans in a sold out arena. Matt went on to form the self-titled Matt Austin Band. Again opening for national acts (this time Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla), a change in path altered Matt’s itinerary to the world of music.
In the summer of 2011, he discovered the New Age Country genre. He was immediately attracted to music with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, The Zac Brown Band, and more. The sound and songwriting was so overwhelming to him, it reminded him of that same feeling when he was young. He was hooked – this was his comfort zone!
Matt’s evolution from Blues to Rock to New Age Country has been a road of discovery. Now it’s your turn to discover this talented singer, songwriter and musician.
You can catch Matt live on stage from 8:00pm, Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Northville Food & Wine Festival.