"I was transported to beautiful, treacherous emotional terrain." – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring his fourth self-produced studio album, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant.
In 2014, Lincoln Center in New York invited Matt to perform on their esteemed American Songbook series, which garnered a printed review by The New York Times. In 2015, he was selected by the U.S. State Department as a musical ambassador to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo, and to Sudan, where he taught recording arts and sciences to young artists in Khartoum.
Matt's music has been featured on ABC Family's series The Fosters and Bones and he appears on two Grammy Award-winning classical albums recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch with the acapella men's ensemble Chanticleer.