Matthew Moon began shaping the words and sounds of his new release, “I Am The Wind”, while living in the rural, mountain town of Cusco, Peru. He spent many of his days hiking through hills above his sister’s house- where the seeds of his fifth studio album began to blossom. It was here that Moon began composing on the Weissenborn lap steel guitar. Made popular by musical icons David Lindley, and Ben Harper, the Weissenborn sits on the lap and is played with a steel slide. It has a wide-open, penetrating sound, as evident in his new song, Rivers and Mountainsides. “I grew up listening to folk artists such as Paul Simon, and the way I play the lap steel is definitely a reflection of that.”
The new record has taken flight with musical contributions from an array of talent and international stars including: Tom Hagerman (Devotchka), Carl Carwell (Earth, Wind & Fire), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd), Hazel Miller, Dave Preston (Matt Morris), Jai Vatuk (English Beat), Wally Ingram (Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow), Claude Sim (Colorado Symphony Orchestra), and Phillip Stevens (Colorado Symphony Orchestra).
You can also find Moon touring as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with The Freddy Jones Band, playing instruments such as the mandolin, weissenborn lap steel, dobro, ukulele, and bouzouki. Additionally, he regularly tours with country music star, Chuck Wicks, singing hi-harmonies and playing all rhythm guitars (electric and acoustic).