Shivering Songs

Matt Holubowski

Born to a Polish father and a Quebecer mother, Matt Holubowski grew up in Hudson, a bucolic village west of Montreal.

It wasn’t until he was 17 that he decided to pick up the guitar, in part out of admiration for his cousin, also a musician. His first influences were much heavier (Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Disturbed), which led to him joining a punk band in CEGEP as a guitarist. At that point, he still didn’t have much of an interest in singing.

In 2008, he discovers Elliott Smith, an artist that would become a revelation for Matt, who days later quits his band, sheds the electric and picks up his first acoustic guitar. So begins a transition into the soothing world of folk that would also ultimately lead to finding his voice.`