Matthew Songmaker is a musician who calls the small northern California town of Red Bluff his home. He has opened for country legends Clint Black, Trick Pony, Mark Chestnutt and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Among his achievements are winning the hot fiddle and waltz categories at the Western Open. He performed at the California Bluegrass Association Festival with his band the December Bicyclists in 2017. Besides the fiddle, he is excellent at playing the guitar, mandolin, banjo, stand-up bass and other instruments. He also sings and has written a lot of his own material. In addition to bluegrass, he plays a variety of Americana music, including country, traditional rock, blues and gospel. Songmaker began performing at the age of 8 and has played venues all over Northern California, Oregon and Nevada as well as Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. He has recorded five CDs.