Matt Watroba: Song--Story--Inspiration!

I have been touring and playing music with Robert Jones for over 30 years! We finally made a record! Common Chords is now available. Just click on this link to purchase a copy or download! CLICK HERE

Thanks to Folk Alliance International for inducting me into the Folk D.J. Hall Of Fame. The award show will be part of the February conference in Montreal, CA

Matt Watroba is first and foremost a community singer. He has the knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for the audience in front of him. In concert, at a festival, in a library, in a school, or in the park, you can count on a performance that will get you singing, make you laugh, and leave you feeling a little bit better about the world we live in. Matt also works with award winning performer Rev. Robert Jones, presenting educational programs that celebrate diversity through the roots and branches of American folk music.

Click here to find a monthly community sing in the Detroit area!

Click here to find a monthly community sing in the Detroit area!

"This is what folk should be."
--Detroit Free Press

"Matt Watroba is one of those singers songwriters live for. He has terrific taste in music. possesses an outstanding voice and the ability to not only perform beautifully, but to teach audiences the songs as he sings them."

Christine Lavin


“You were wonderful! Your music and messages were just what our students needed to hear. You clearly know how to work with and relate to young people.”   

--Kathleen Kryza--Huron Valley Schools

"Matt is a perceptive and able teacher as well as a warm, supportive person. He showed us the how of community singing and the doing of it. Matt was adept at picking out teaching moments without any kind of judgement applied."

--Unsolicited comment from a student at the Swannanoa Gathering

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Previous events


Shawano Folk Music Festival

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Mielke Arts Center , N5649 N. Airport Rd., Shawano, WI

41st. Annual Festival! Concerts on Fri. and Sat. evenings, plus daytime workshops and performances, food, crafts, and more! This is a great little festival, once you find out you will want to come back every year!


Matt Watroba/Josh White Jr. (Private)

The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI

Special performance for University of Michigan.


Common Chords performance

Pace Southfield, 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI

Private Event


5th Annual Wheatland Music Camp

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Wheatland Music Festival Site, Remus, MI

First time teaching at this camp. Teaching... Community sInging, Performance and Harmony w/ Cheryl Palms. Lots of other great teachers... check out the week or weekend info.


School Children's Music Program

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Kentwood Elementary , Clawson, MI

Performing for the wonderful Kentwood Elementary School community.


Ark - School children's concerts

The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

Robert and I will be performing for another school filled Ark.