Well, here we are here again with another musician that I personally do not know! But what I can say is that this dude can write music! His musicianship and experience definitely show. Please join me this week and support Matt's music at mass this Sunday. Thanks so much Matt, you rock my socks. Praying for you, brother. See below for a bio, a soundcloud recording and the chord sheets!
"Matt Lewis is a freelance Worship Leader and Elementary Music teacher based in Austin, TX. He currently leads worship for the Sunday evening Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in the Diocese of Austin and helps out with their Life Teen program, too. He has traveled from Arizona to Georgia playing for the Life Teen and Edge Summer Camps, The Pines Catholic Camp in East Texas, as well as other church events and retreats throughout Texas and the southern United States. Matt can also be frequently seen playing bass and writing for NOVUM, a Catholic worship band based out of his hometown of Sugar Land, TX.
He has a rich appreciation for the Liturgy and traditional music, but connects deeply with contemporary worship. Last summer, Matt finished writing and recording a demo of his own Mass setting, the Mass of Life, and hopes to get it published soon. Now he has plans to begin recording a solo EP this summer, featuring original songs based on his continual conversion and realization of the power of grace.
When Matt isn't teaching, playing, or writing music, he enjoys spending time playing racquetball and brewing beer."
Play the video for an awesome recording of Matt and co. playing the psalm he arranged! Note the screenshots of his chord sheet below as well.