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Matt Butler

Travels from New York City

An amazing songwriter, musician, and a welcomed new artistic voice for recovery, Matt Butler, is sure to set the right tone for your next event. 


General Topics

Addiction

Prevention

Recovery

Advocacy

 

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Biography

Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and most importantly - a storyteller.  Matt has found his artistic voice in sobriety and is a powerful testament to the creative power of recovery.

Butler found recovery over 3 years ago, and his debut solo album, Reckless Son, is a chronicle of his experience during and leading up to early sobriety.  The songs are insightful and at times heart wrenching, but always translate a positive message of hope and redemption. Rich and masterful storytelling makes a listen through the record a journey of its own.  Reckless Son was released on September 9th, 2016.  Since then, Butler has been asked to be a testimonial speaker and performer at numerous events including the The Caron Foundation’s annual gala and Change Begins Within for The David Lynch Foundation.  Butler is committed to service, and speaks and performs at all types of functions from recovery walks and treatment centers to songwriting workshops and forums on creativity.  He is eager to share his passion for both recovery and artistry.

In the summer of 2016, Butler was tapped by The Anonymous People creator Greg Williams to compose an original song for his new feature length documentary Generation Found.  The result was ‘Just One,’ an anthem encapsulating the revolutionary contribution an individual can make to their community by simply helping the next person.  ‘Just One’ has become a call – to – action across the country for people in recovery and affected by the disease of addiction, as well as all those who simply wish to make a positive difference in the world.

During his relatively short professional career, Butler signed a development deal with Mercury Records (Island Def Jam), toured the United Kingdom (including main stage appearance at the Brighton Beachdown Festival), was a featured performer for TEDx San Francisco, recorded a single with Jeff Saltzman (The Killers), appeared in The LA Times, Nylon, Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, and New York Times, as well as being the face of John Varvatos STAR USA ad campaign with Converse.  As a solo artist, he has shared bills with the likes of Neil Young, Norah Jones, and Willie Nile. 

A gifted singer/songwriter on the rise, he has co-writes with Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon), Bobby Huff (Shinedown), Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly), Mike Viola (Candy Butchers) and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). Songs of Butler’s have been licensed to numerous films and television shows including American Pickers (Main theme song), NBC’s The Voice, A&E’s Biography of Bruce Springsteen, Pawn Stars, NY Ink, STARZ Network series Crash, Ax Men and Burn Notice.

I know it makes all the difference, that revolution has begun . . . If I can help just one.
— Matt Butler