Matt Rouch Nominated for 3 Awards by the International Music and Entertainment Assocation (IMEA) 

Matt Rouch received 3 nominations for 2016's IMEA Awards - Folk Artist of the Year, Folk Album of the Year, and Folk Song of the Year. The award ceremony was held on October 8th at the Tucker Theater in Murfeesboro, TN, just outside of Nashville. Although he did not win for any of these categories Matt was still incredibly grateful for the nomination, "It's such an honor to even be nominated and be recognized alongside all of these great artists, I'm very happy about it."

Matt Rouch Wins "Best In Class" For Strings at Vertex Musical Championships 

Matt Rouch competed in the Vertex Musical Championships on Saturday August 6, 2016 and won "Best In Class" for his performance. For winning, Matt Rouch and his band will be invited back to play an hour set at next year's Vertex Festival. Musicians from all over Colorado as well as Utah, Iowa and other western states were invited to participate in the competition. The categories included DJ's/Producers, Live Loopers, and Strings. Matt participated in the Strings category, along with Matt Rottinghaus a violinist and Annastezhaa a harpist, "Now those two are real string players" Matt said admitting it was very kind of the committee to include him on guitar with two other musicians that play more traditional stringed instruments, "but this was a dream come true, I can't believe it, there were so many great musicians here for this event, it's truly an honor to be selected and I'm already incredibly excited to come back and play next year."

Check out the video Matt submitted and eventually got him selected to participate here: Vertex Musical Championships


Matt Rouch offered a spot in the Vertex Musical Championships 

Vertex Musical Championship
After submitting his video for "This Side of Paradise" Matt was recently offered a performance slot as part of the Vertex Musical Championship which will take place on Saturday August, 6th, 2016 as part of the first-annual Vertex Music Festival in Buena Vista, CO. Performers who are voted Best in Class for each category will be offered a 1-hour performance slot in next year's festival.

Indaba Featured Artist Series Runner-Up: Matt Rouch 

Indaba Featured Artist Series April 2016
Matt recently was a top-5 finalist in the Indaba Music Featured Artist Series, competing with artist/studios across the country including New York, L.A. and Nashville and hundreds of submissions. As a Runner-Up Matt's song "Black Noon Dawn" will be added to Indaba's sync licensing catalogue for consideration for placement in tv/film. Indaba additionally will offer Matt and his band to come to their studio in New York City for a free recording session where they will record live performance.

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