I’ve been writing my first album, Deeper, for my whole life so far. But just like everything else in my life I just needed to get to the right place where I knew what I needed to say and finally had the skills and the tech to say it and it seems we’re finally here.
I’m currently hard at work completing the album and I should have it out early in 2022.

Music is a very big part of my life and so much more closely linked to art than most people realize. Its still all about being transported to another space or time or feeling. Its still all about emotion, and its just as subject to interpretation. That’s something that makes me love it even more. My music and my art both take my mind on a little trip- and hopefully will do the same for you! But we each see or hear things in our own special ways and that’s where the real mystery waits to be found.

Me in 1988 or 89. That guitar is still my Baby – well – the neck anyway.

My influences have changed over the years. I was raised mainly on classical so the love for a full orchestra will always be a powerful one. In my rebellious teen-aged years I was much more into metal and classic rock with a strong emphasis on more psychedelic fare. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult and all the early heavy metal and prog rock bands remain favorites but now sprinkled with an odd mix of Opeth, The Orb, Tool, Riverside, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, P-Funk, DJ Shadow, Coroner, Cynic, Porcupine Tree, Run The Jewels, Dream Theater and a ton more. I love any music I can get lost in. And more and more I want stuff with a groove! I’m getting funky in my old age- but I like it.

Way back in 1988 I traded a Fender P Bass for a Japanese made Squire Strat and even though the body has changed a bunch the neck is still the most comfortable neck ever- but that happens when you’ve been playing the same guitar for 30+ years.
Orange Piano is written and performed by J Matthew Root. Available everywhere now in the album Piano Abstracts 1. On
A bit about Fantasy Faire then a LOT about my new single FUQIT and my new album Piano Abstracts 1.
Introductions and Updates. For anyone who doesn't know me here's the short version of my back story and then updates
Getting so much closer now to finishing the album. Literally my life's work. Some of the melodies in here I