Matthew is set to release his highly-anticipated third album – Horizon Lines – in Summer, 2017. This collection is a deeper exploration of traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as one original ballad and a guest appearance by Matthew’s dad (Joseph Byrne). Horizon Lines continues Matthew’s journey through his musical lineage with ever-evolving guitar skills and accompaniment from some of Newfoundland’s finest players.
St. John’s, NL
Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew Byrne’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.