… his supple voice gliding through jazz-soul melodies over rippling guitar and piano – a refined sound – aims for the depths of the heart.
– Chicago Magazine
Santos has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents to emerge from the Chicago music scene in decades. With a voice consistently compared to that of the late Jeff Buckley and likened to a male version of Adele, he has been the subject of praise from such artists as Kimbra, Eddie Vedder, and John Legend. His highly acclaimed collaborations with Lupe Fiasco for which he received two Grammy nominations, have served to broaden international awareness of Santos whose own style is a unique, homegrown hybrid touching on alternative/indie-rock/soul and folk genres.
The Chicago Sun-Times recognized Santos as an artist who is “organic and soulful and moody, full of interesting musical ideas and dripping with serious vocal talent.” “Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues with Matthew Santos is a spectacular night of extraordinary musical fireworks.” None of the principals have any doubt that this combination will live up to its billing.