Copyright 2017 Philville Records
Ventura, CA 93001
After four years and 300 plus shows, Matt Sayles (co-founder and front-man
of the upper-peninsula of Michigan band “Frostbitten Grass”) migrated to the
High Deserts of Central Oregon & California. While in Oregon, Sayles met up
and toured nationally from 2005-2006 with Texas progressive blues guitarist
Francisco Mirabent, and spent 2006-2009 in Michigan & California touring
regionally and completing his album “Wilson’s Hotel, ” in December of 2009.
"Wilson's Hotel" features Sayles exploring a multitude of new instruments and
thematic material that reflect his western travels & and Michigan heritage.
The album is entirely self-produced (mixed & mastered) with Sayles playing
every instrument on all of the tracks with the exception of his sister (Melissa
Risk) playing up-right piano on two instrumental duets.
In late 2010 Sayles formed the Ventucky String Band in Ventura, CA. with
Dave White and Rick Clemens, and continues to work on new material and
projects, including the Matters and the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress.