“I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn’t want to copy anybody.”
- Bill Monroe
Embracing a crossover sound between progressive bluegrass and acoustic country, Monroeville has caught the attention of music lovers on both sides of the tracks.
At the band’s core is a belief that good music knows no boundaries. They seamlessly flow through a range of musical styles and sounds, from bluegrass to country and pop, gaining the attention of a rapidly expanding fan base worldwide.
A GRAMMY® Nominated producer and artist, Matthew sings lead, baritone and tenor, and is principal mandolin player for Monroeville. Matt also writes, and plays guitar and bass for the band.
Starting at the age of ten touring with his family band, Matthew graduated to a regional band at the age of 16, and then travelled full time with a nationally touring bluegrass band. During the last few years, Matthew saw great success in the tourism entertainment business around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Matthew is one of founders of the band, starting Monroeville in 2010.
Matthew applies his business and production experience to his publicity company, Blu Wav, and serves as a consultant and web designer to several artists and organizations in the industry.
An energetic musician and exciting veteran performer to watch, Matthew gives 150% to the band, his music and ultimately to the fans.
Spent his early years in Mexico with is family in Mission work – speaks fluent Spanish
Collects spare change – like to looks for it
Laughs like Eddie Murphy
Matt Fox plays acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and sings harmony for Monroeville. He spent five years with the Tennessee Shindig and is a sought-after session musician, having recorded on dozens of albums as well as for karaoke tapes- you may have sang with “the fox” before and not even known it! A devoted family man, Matt Fox is known to his friends and colleagues as “the nicest guy ever, period.”
McCoy Borg hails from Kodak, TN and traces his love of music to the age of 8 when he heard a bluegrass band at Earnest Tubb Record shop in Pigeon Forge. McCoy couldn’t stop dancing to Blue Valley Boys and bought clogging shoes…”dancing so much I could feel the music made me want to play” and soon he was playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass. Also a computer programmer who creates antivirus programs, McCoy is a Christian above all, “Give and you shall receive.”