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Meet Human

Matthew Human is an international touring musician, actor, producer, recording artist and a prolific songwriter based in Nashville, TN with 8 self-produced albums.

Matthew grew up all over the Eastern side of the United States where his family moved around throughout his childhood. Born in Utica, NY the family also made homes near Akron, OH, and Nashville, TN. In 2002 after dropping out of Kent State University in NE Ohio, Matthew recorded his first album ‘Rainshadow,’ co-produced by his friend and bandmate David Mayfield. Later that year, inspired by the world events following the September 11 bombing and a spiritual calling to pursue a full-time career in music, Human moved his base to the Mendocino Coast of Northern California where he formed the first incarnation of his band The Human Revolution. From 2003-2012, the band toured all over the US performing their original country-rock dance music becoming one of the best-loved acts on the West Coast festival circuit. In 2006 Human released his award-winning pro-hemp music video “Tree of Life” which has garnered over 600,000 views on social media and led to a role in a 2010 movie on the subject. In 2009 Matthew Human and The Human Revolution opened for Willie Nelson’s labor day show in Piercy, CA. A longtime advocate for healthy food and consumer rights, Human subsequently led three US-based tours in support of GMO labeling initiatives, including acting as the music production coordinator for the GMO Right 2 Know March, a 315 mile political march from Brooklyn, NY to Washington, DC in 2011 culminating in a high-profile concert outside the White House on International Food Day. Matthew Human is recognized as the Global Music Ambassador for Food For Life Global, the world’s largest vegetarian food relief program serving over 2 million free hot meals daily. In 2012 Human self-produced his 7’th album ‘Small Town’, which was among the first ever completely crowdfunded albums on Kickstarter, raising 20K with his fans and network to produce and release the grassroots project.

In 2013 Matthew Human was introduced to veteran entertainment industry powerhouse Eddie Wenrick who sent the troubadour back to his old high school running grounds in Nashville, TN to produce an album with a more commercial sound. Human released an EP from the project in 2017 titled ’19 in 69.’ The video for the single “Shoes Under My Bed” was aired on over 27 networks including The Country Channel (Zuus Country), Heartland TV, and Country Fix, reaching over 100 Million households in the US alone. Internationally the video also aired in Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Human call’s his music “Hippie Country Music.”

Beyond the music Matthew Human is also a self-described foodie, a yogi, and a permaculturist who enjoys spending time on his off-the-grid community farm in Costa Rica where he is developing a retreat center. He regularly produces live videos on Facebook often to large enthusiastic audiences. In 2015 he launched his self-produced, filmed (on iPhone) and edited cooking show on Youtube called ’The Clean Food Cooking Show.’ Human’s latest project is The Organic Lifestyle Show, a podcast and television show dedicated to highlighting Earth-friendly and regenerative-minded businesses and industries, and to informing the masses of the latest organic health news and information. Matthew also continues to record and produce music in of Nashville, TN.  

2016- Six Weeks #1 Trending Country Music Video “Shoes Under My Bed”, Three Weeks #1 Trending Video on the site  www.vtyo.com

2014- “Global Music Ambassador” to Food For Life Global.  

2012- Best of Raw Award- Best Raw Friendly Musical Act

2012- Best of Raw Award- Best Raw Friendly Song- “Monkey Medicine”

2008- Art of Heart Songwriting Contest- Grand Prize Winner- “My Community”

2007- American Marijuana Music Association- Best Video- “Tree of Life”

2018- Nashville, Season 6, Episode 5

2010- California 90420 (as Himself)

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2017- Matthew Human- 19 in 69  (To be released)

2012- The Human Revolution- Small Town

2010- California 90420- Live Fireside Session (Film Soundtrack)

2010- The Human Revolution- Love Always Prevails

2008- The Human Revolution- Love Revolution

2007- Human- Breathe

2006- Human and Some Other Humans- Alive on Maui

2004- Human- Naked

2001- Human/Matthew S. Donowick- Rainshadow

2016- Angelleyna- Columbia Calling (writer/background vocals)

2014- Amae Love- Real (writer/producer/guitar/saxophone)

2013- Frankie Hernandez- If You Seek (vocal)

2010- Woven Music- Sacred Earth Music (producer- compilation)

2009- Ras Michael and the Suns of Negus- Live at Caspar (saxophones)

2008- TES- Awake in the Dream (producer/guitar/keys)

2007- MC Translation- Worldwide (co-producer/guitar/saxophone)

2005- Word of Mouth- self-titled (guitar/saxophone)

2001- David Mayfield- Family Man Dream (saxophone)

2001- The Mason Jars- self-titled (engineer)

2006-2017 Mystic Garden Gatherings (Oregon and California)

2017, ’16, ‘15 ’14, ’12, ‘11- Envision Festival (Uvita, Costa Rica)

2016, ’15, ’14 ’13, ’12, ‘11- Peace Village Festival (Ashland, OR)

2016- Enchanted Forest Gathering (Laytonville, CA)

2016- PASSAGE Retreat (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

2016- Jungle Camp (Punta Mona, Costa Rica)

2015- Roots Gathering (Punta Mona, Costa Rica)

2015, ’14- Medicines From the Edge (Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica)

2014, ’11’10 ’09, ’08- Portland Hempstalk Festival (Portland, OR)

2014- Oregon GMO Right to Know Tour (Oregon)

2014- Tribal Crossroads (Ashland, OR)

2014- Foreverland (Colusa, CA)

2014- Bliss Camp (Navarro, CA)

2014- Kiss the Ground- Venitian Garden Party (Venice, CA)

2014- Folsom Prison (Folsom, CA)

2013, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’08, ’07 Mystic Garden Party (Ashland, OR)

2012- Synthesis 2012 (Chichen Itza, Mexico)

2012- Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)

2012, ’09- Seattle Hempfest (Seattle, WA)

2012- California GMO Right 2 Know Tour (California)

2012- One Love Festival (Malibu, CA)

2011, ’09, ’08, ’07- Mystic Island Festival (Maui, HI)

2011, ’10, ’06- Topanga Earth Day Festival (Topanga, CA)

2011- House of Blues- (Hollywood, CA)

2011- World Food Day- (Washington DC)

2011- GMO Right to Know March (Brooklyn NY-Washington DC)

2011- George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

2010- Be Here Now Festival (Starks, ME)

2010- Vibrant Living Festival (Perkasie, PA)

2010- SOURCE Festival (Maui, HI)

2010, 09, 06, 05- Hope Mountain Barter Fair (Takilma, OR)

2010, ’07- San Diego Earthfest (San Diego, CA)

2009- Forestdance (San Salvador, Costa Rica)

2009- Tootsies Orchid Lounge (Nashville, TN)

2009, ’07- Dreamtime Festival (Paonia, CO)

2009- Tribal Vision Festival (Taos, NM)

2009- Raw Spirit East (Washington D.C.)

2008- Willie Nelson Labor Day Show (French’s Camp, CA)

2008- Mystic Island Festival (Big Island, HI)

2008- Harmony Festival (Santa Rosa, CA)

2008, ’07- Raw Spirit Festival (Sedona, AZ)

2007- Emerald Cup (Laytonville, CA)

2007, ’05- Mendocino Living Culture Festival (Caspar, CA)

2007- Bonnaroo (Sun Stage) (Manchester, TN)

2007- Premier: Travel Channel’s Edible Adventure (NYC, NY)

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