Matt Williams is an independent artist from Ponca City, OK. Matt was born and raised in Ponca City, then moved to Stillwater in 2018 to pursue music in a town that was known for it. Five years & hundreds of shows later, Matt & the band have started to make a name for themselves in the ever-evolving red-dirt scene, opening for powerhouse bands like Treaty Oak Revival & Giovannie & the Hired Guns among others, while also beginning to headline small rooms throughout the region. The band is rounded out with Clayton Peliti on drums, Ian Smith on bass, & Matt's brother Mason Williams handling lead guitar duties while also serving as a main songwriter and singing background vocals. Matt and the band strive to put on an entertaining live show, pulling influence from red-dirt, metal, and many other genres. Putting an emphasis on genuine songwriting, Matt & the guys hope their listeners connect with the lyrics on the same level they do.
Work is underway on Matt's sophomore LP, and their most-recent release, "Coincide", was released on November 3rd.
"I haven't been doing this radio thing forever, but I've been around the block a time or two. You don't sleep on talent, especially when guys like Matt Williams come across your radio dial." - Bryson Culwell, Red River Radio Show
"With the boom of straight up rock ‘n’ roll in the ever-evolving Texas/Oklahoma scene, you start to see who can pull it off and who can’t. Matt Williams can." - Sam Burgh, Raised Rowdy
"Williams refers to himself as a Red Dirt artist, but “Always Be Around” screams “late-90s Southern emo” to me, with its Hoobastank-worthy harmonies and tasty hooks." - Rachel Cholst, Adobe & Teardrops