Human’s Bio

Rooted in the best of country music traditions, Matthew Human’s music is about the simple life, and what’s truly important – healthy food, clean air and water, true love, and community. It’s that kind of hippie country rock that you probably haven’t heard since the early days of the Eagles.

From 2003 to 2012 Human toured with his country-rock dance band, “The Human Revolution” which became one of the best-loved acts on the West Coast festival circuit.

His 2007 award-winning pro-hemp video “Tree of Life” garnered over 600,000 views on social media. In 2009 he opened for Willie Nelson’s Labor Day show, and he has led three US-based tours in support of GMO labeling initiatives, including a 315-mile march from Brooklyn NY to Washington DC culminating outside the White House on International Food Day in 2011. He is also the Global Music Ambassador for Food For Life Global, the largest vegetarian food relief program in the world.

In 2014 Matthew Human joined an elite group of compassion-driven artists when he performed for the inmates at Folsom Prison in northern California.

For his eighth studio album, a pop-country project that breaks musical barriers and brings fresh new energy to the country world, Matthew Human returns to his Nashville, Tennessee roots. Human currently divides his time between touring and Costa Rica, where he has built a simple home and grows food on 80 acres of cooperatively owned land.

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Causes/Philanthropy

Hemp Activism

In 2007, Matthew Human and the Human Revolution won the Best Music Video at the Marijuana Music Awards – you can watch it here.

It’s an educational music video about the many industrial uses and health benefits of the American Hemp plant. Cannabis sativa “hemp” can benefit all of mankind, and not only for its medicinal benefits; it’s #1 for: fiber, paper, food, oil, medicine and fuel.

GMO Activism

Last fall, Matthew Human went on the road with the Oregon GMO Right2Know Tour, marking the third time he’s gone out for this important cause, in favor of GMO Labeling.

Besides being a great cook, Matthew is dedicated to a world where everyone knows what’s in their food. That helps us all make healthy choices about what we put in our bodies!

End Corporate Greed

Matthew Human recently traveled to Portland, Oregon for a rally in support of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. One of the key issues of his platform is the need to end corporate greed. Here’s what Sanders wrote about this for the Huffington Post:

“Today, 99 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent, while the top one-tenth of 1 percent own almost as much wealth as the bottom 40 percent”.