I Wrote This Letter
With a sound people have compared to Dave Matthew's guitar meets John Mayer's lyrics, Matt Benoist released 'i wrote this letter' in July 2003. Selling fast to date, Matt has become 'the new artist on the block' in the Chicago music scene. If you are looking for a CD that you can play from front to back, then you have found your man. Matt puts that extra effort into every line that he writes and every catchy leg tapping guitar riff. 'I can't write about what I don't feel. I look at situations in my life and try to put all those feelings down on paper. I think people can tell when the lyrics don't mean anything to the artist and I never wanted to come across that way.' One might find it difficult not to relate to the sincerity in his lyrics with songs such as 'not right', 'prove', 'what you can't see', and 'i wrote this letter'. Matt grew up in the southern part of Illinois and got his start as a drummer in a rock band. At 18, Matt got his first guitar and could not put it down. 'My friends know better than to let me pick up my guitar before we go anywhere. They always try to turn the lights out on me to get me to come with. It's a shame because I am getting better at playing in dark,' he jokes. Matt got his degree at the University of Illinois in 2002, and settled in Chicago. At 23, he is actively working on his next album and promoting 'i wrote this letter'. Although you may not have heard about him yet, we are all sure you will hear great things about Matt in the coming months.