Matthew Brookshire is a songwriter and performer originally from North Carolina. His current project, Anielle & Matthew, is an acoustic duo with singer/banjo player Anielle Reid. Follow the adventures on Instagram.
Matthew’s many collaborations with choreographer Keely Garfield include Wow (Danspace Project, 2014) and Pow (Roulette, 2015 & 92nd Street Y, 2016). In 2012, Twin Pines, another dance-theater piece with Garfield, received a Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Production. Twin Pines and an earlier work, Eva Potranspiration/Cloud 9, received Live Music for Dance grants from the American Music Center.
With composer Curtis Moore, Matthew wrote original songs for the film Palindromes (directed by Todd Solondz), pop songs for drag icon Kevin Aviance and Tony Winner Sara Ramirez, and created a musical about a woman’s obsession with Lifetime Movies called For The Love of Tiffany (book co-written with Thomas Mizer, lyrics by Amanda Green). Matthew’s two albums, 8 Songs and Best Friend, are available on iTunes. Matthew is featured on Kelli Rae Powell’s Live at Jalopy and on a compilation from the American Folk Art Museum.
Matthew is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.