OWN IT | MUSIC
by Bob Egan
"Everything I need to succeed is right here -- the gigs, the support and the opportunities. I don't need to move to make it." -- Matt Weidinger
The current success story in Kitchener's rich musical history belongs to Matt Weidinger. He is young, driven, versatile and extremely talented. Before he finished high school he was gigging twice a week, playing with musicians twice his age.
"I am so grateful that the local players took me under their wings and taught me all about roots and blues music," Matt said.
At 21-years-old, Matt has already had many career milestones under his belt - headlining the New Years Eve show in downtown Kitchener, three appearances at the Kitchener Blues Festival, hundreds of gigs, two records released, prestigious offers as a sideman and composing with an iconic Canadian producer.
With his career in full swing, why has hechosen to remain in Kitchener?
"Everything I need to succeed is right here -- the gigs, the support and the opportunities. I don't need to move to make it."
Singer & Songwriter Matt Weidinger | @Mattweidinger | mattweidinger.com
Photography by Darin White | @DarinTheGreat