FFL Music Ambassador – Matthew Human

matthewhuman-271Every once in a while an artist emerges that just touches that perfect place inside, Mathew Human is one of those artists. Backed by The Human Revolution, an impressive rotating cast of master musicians, Human has been leading the way for politically, socially, and ecologically charged performers and songwriters for over a decade. Guests and past members of the lineup have included: Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jazz is Dead), Donny “Divino” Smith (Willie Nelson), Roger Fritz (Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynn) “Uncle” Don Lopez (Willie Nelson, Willie K), Gene Parsons (The Byrds), David Mayfield (Cadillac Sky, Avett Brothers), Jessica Lea Mayfield, Alice Di Micele, Kailen Yong (Boulder Acoustic Society) and MC Radioactive (Spearhead) to name a few. The Human Revolution boasts an eclectic mix of styles with a definitive foundation in that roots-rock country style of music, we call it Mystic Americana. Songs transition gently from ecstatic dance beats to tearjerker ballads, from modern political rockers to positive roots reggae, carrying the audience on a journey which changes, often with the band, from show to show.

Food for Life Music Ambassador

YOE-iPAD200-FREE-120Matthew Human is a Food for Life Global music ambassador to help spread Food for Life’s message of peace and unity. Matthew will also raise awareness of Food for Life Global’s work around the world at his concerts and media events and encourage fans to become Food for Life Global members. Every new member receives a free copy of FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul. In 2012 Matthew wrote and produced a new Food for Life song (track 11) as part of his latest album: A Small Town.

Support Matthew

Hi, I’m Matthew Human. I’m a songwriter, musician, producer, farmer and country singer. Beyond making music, I stand and speak for healthy food, clean air and water, true love and community – the issues closest to my heart. For the last sixteen years, I’ve toured all over singing songs that tell the story of what it means to me, to be Human.

As an independent artist since 2000, I’ve seen many changes in the music industry. It has gone from control by a few major labels, to a more independent, artist driven system. This is good, yet brings different challenges; an artist must “prove themselves” before reaching higher levels of industry success. I’m inviting you join with me; together we can create something amazing. It’s time to take my career to the next level, and prove we can do it with authenticity and integrity.

This last year was super exciting. I wrote new songs and recorded with top session musicians in Nashville, and now we have a killer new country album all finished, mixed and mastered. My team and I launched a new website at matthewhuman.com, produced new videos and created fresh new connections everywhere on social media.

Finishing the album was just the beginning – now it’s time to get out and share it. I am planning on touring a bunch in 2016 and look forward to coming closer to wherever you are. We’ll also spread the message with new singles and videos in the coming months.

The Patreon program is new, but for years I’ve had my patrons. My fans and community have always been there for me. We’ve grown together, laughing and playing, connecting and reconnecting. You helped me become one of the first artists to have a successful Kickstarter campaign, and now, by becoming a patron of my music you not only support me, but also an entire network of amazing collaborators – writers, directors, producers, dancers, photographers, artists, videographers, and of course my fellow musicians. You can sleep well knowing you’re behind this incredible creative team bringing change to the world.

Patronage has its perks too! You’ll be the first to hear about new music, tours, parties, important causes and tips for healthy living. At higher levels, we offer backstage passes, eat and greets, and even the chance to hang out together at my off-the-grid permaculture farm in Costa Rica! Country music has always been about folks supporting one another, helping each other out. That’s the world I write and sing about, and now I am asking YOU to join us and help us.

So please just click here now to “Become a Patron” to start. Next, specify an amount and which rewards you’ll receive if you want them. From there it’s simple, just sign up to Patreon if you haven’t already, do the credit card thing, and you’re in!

No matter what, let’s stay connected on my website, social media and email list, and definitely, come on out to a show and dance! Thanks for listening and supporting my music and thank you for joining us in this quest to bring my music to the Grammy’s, the ACM’s and the national stage. When my next song or video breaks through, we’ll know we did it together! ~MH

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Factoids and fun stuff…

humancutoutThe Human Revolution has been rocking crowds from Maui to San Francisco, New York to Nashville, Kansas to Costa Rica and all places in between with its message-driven, Americana folk-rock for ten years and counting. Founded in 2003 by singer-songwriter, frontman, and Ohio-native Matthew Human, The Human Revolution emerged out of the mystic folk underground scene of Northern California and Southern Oregon to become one of the best-loved bands on the West Coast festival circuit.In addition to being a gifted singer/songwriter, Matthew Human is also an outspoken proponent of small farmer’s rights and protecting the world’s food and water supply from big agri-business. His commitment to food justice and ending the corporate stranglehold on our crops is evident on such spirited anthems as “Clean Food” and “Monsanto Go Away,” which The Human Revolution played almost continuously on a 350 mile march from Brooklyn New York to Washington DC, culminating at the White House on international food day in 2011.

In 2005, The Human Revolution’s video for the hit hemp anthem, ‘Tree of Life,’ went viral and has since attracted more than 400,000 views online. Not long after In 2009, The Human Revolution opened for Willie Nelson, one of Matthew Human’s longtime heroes. Driven by a desire to help seed the planet with positive ideas and organic, pesticide-free food, in 2012 The Human Revolution toured the West Coast in a bio-diesel bus in support of California’s GMO Labeling Initiative.

Over the past decade, Matthew Human has released seven albums, including Breathe, his third and most-highly produced solo venture; Acoustic Alive on Maui, his first live recording; and Love Revolution. The Human Revolution’s most recent release, Small Town, featuring Jeff Pevar and bassist Sam Frey, was crowdfunded by a Kickstarter campaign which garnered more than $25,000 in donations.

Currently finishing production on his eighth album in Nashville, Tenn., Matthew Human is breaking new musical ground by fusing his message of awareness, playfulness and sustainability with a good ol’ fashion country sound. In collaboration with his rotating cast of all-star musicians, including female pop vocalist Amae, and legendary folk rock guitarist Jeff Pevar, The Human Revolution is bringing conscious lyrics to country music and bringing country music back to its roots.

For more information visit www.TheHumanRevolution.org

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Matthew Human Discography:

2014- Amae Love- Real (co-producer)
2014- Matthew Human and The Human Revolution- Reality
2013- Woven Music- Sacred Earth Music (Producer)
2012- The Human Revolution- Small Town
2010- California 90420- Live Fireside Session (Film Soundtrack)
2010- The Human Revolution- Love Always Prevails
2010- Ras Michael and the Suns of Negus- Live at Caspar (saxophone)
2008- The Human Revolution- Love Revolution
2008- TES- Awake in the Dream (Producer)
2007- Human- Breathe
2007- MC Translation- Worldwide (co-producer/saxophone)
2006- Human and Some Other Humans- Alive on Maui
2005- Word of Mouth (guitar/saxophone)
2004- Human-Naked
2001- Human/Matthew S. Donowick- Rainshadow
2001- David Mayfield- Family Man Dream (saxophone)

Matthew Human has also performed or recorded as a guest artist with bands such as: Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, Shimshai, Tina Malia, Clan Dyken, Flowmotion, Jah Levi, Diane Patterson, Singing Bear,  Saratone and the Earthtribe Gospel, Becky White, David Mayfield, MC Translation, Word of Mouth, MC Radioactive, Fantuzzi, Alice Di Micele, Frankie Hernandez, Amae Love, Maesyn, Luminaries and others.

Matthew Human Filmography:

2010- California 90420 (as Himself)

A partial list of major past events:
2014, ’12, ‘11- Envision Music Festvial (Uvita, Costa Rica)
2013, ’12, ‘11- Peace Village Festival (Ashland, OR)
2012- Synthesis 2012 (Chichen Itza, Mexico)
2012- Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
2012, ’09- Seattle Hempfest (Seattle, WA)
2011- House of Blues- (Hollywood, CA)
2011- World Food Day Rally- (Washington DC)
2011- GMO Right to Know March- (25 Performances between 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)
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, ’09- Portland Hempstalk Festival (Portland, OR)
2008- Harmony Festival (Santa Rosa, CA)
2007, ’08- Raw Spirit Festival (Sedona, AZ)
2007- Emerald Cup (Laytonville, CA)
2007-2013 Mystic Garden Gatherings (Ashland, OR, and Maui, HI)
2007- Bonnaroo (Sun Stage) (Manchester, TN)
2007, ‘10- San Diego Earthfest (San Diego, CA)
2007- Premier: Travel Channel’s Edible Adventure (NYC, NY)
2006, 10, 11- Topanga Earth Day Festival (Topanga, CA)
2005, ‘06, ’09, ‘10- Hope Mountain Barter Fair (Takilma, OR)
2005, ’07- Mendocino Living Culture Festival (Caspar, CA)

The Human Revolution Band

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To learn more about Matthew and his band, visit: http://www.thehumanrevolution.org