Matthew spent the years 1987-2000 impersonating a classical guitarist while playing bass guitar in an original rock band in the state of Maryland. Upon moving to Massachusetts in 2000, Mr. Wright took up the lute seriously and studied with Douglas Freundlich at The Longy School of Music. Currently, he struggles through this world playing the lute with Seven Times Salt. He also insists on playing Bouzouki with Ulster Landing, an Irish traditional group. Other abilities he maintains to varying degrees of success are continuo playing on an archlute and singing the tenor section leader role at The Eliot Church in Newton.