Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Bass: Everything from Rock to Western Swing

From swing to funk to classical, whether pedal steel, lap steel, bass, acoustic guitar, or electric guitar, Matthew can play it all. He has performed with such artists as Leon Rausch; Pete Huttlinger; Kristyn Harris; Miss Devon and the Outlaw; and Richard Smith. Matthew has played guitar in the pit (and scaffolding) for both Richland High School’s and Rowlett High School’s runs of the 2012 revision of the musical Godspell.

He has arranged several pieces that have been performed by both the Tarrant County College NE Guitar Ensemble and the Richland College Guitar Ensemble, including She’s Leaving Home by The Beatles, and Give Up the Funk by Parliament.

Matthew has also appeared as a studio musician on albums including “My Mustang, My Martin, and Me” by Kristyn Harris, and “Buckles & Barrels” by Rose Hill Band. He can most often be found playing as half of a duo with Jan Ryberg, or with Dave Washburn’s Three-Quarters Fast Jazz Band.

Watch the video of Matthew Walton (left) and Jan Ryberg (right) playing Jan's original composition "Flamencool".

Here's what people are saying about Matthew:

“Matthew is one of the most talented, not to mention multi-talented, musicians that I know. He is a treat to listen to and to play with. The skill he commands over all of his instruments gives him no limits, he can play any style of music with ease. He makes every song sound good!!”

Kristyn Harris

3-time (2016, 2017 & 2018) International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year3-time (2014, 2015, & 2018) Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female the Year

“You have a great right hand...”

Pete Huttlinger

National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion (2000)Guitarist for John Denver & LeAnn RimesCrossroads Festival Performer

"Matthew is one of the most versatile guitarists I have had the pleasure of performing with. He moves easily between fingerpicking a steel string or classical to wailing on his electric or steel guitar. He is incredibly creative in his arranging and improvisations. He is a joy to perform with."

Jan Ryberg

Classical Guitarist and Guitar Professor at Tarrant County College NE and Richland College