Matthew Everhart originally hails from North Carolinawhere he built his 6-string bass playing skills through years of adolescent rock-n-roll and an undergrad degree in jazz studies. His aggressive bass playing style has not only been a defining factor in the powerful and decisive sound of Kwyjibo, but also has shaped the music of several other formidable groups. The end of his college career also saw a year and a half of touring with the jazz bluegrass fusion sensation, “Snake Oil Medicine Show”. Also, his work, not only on bass but also behind the mixing board, with the underground southeast rock favorite “Sinclair” continues to win him acclaim. He brings a fresh contemporary mindset to Kwyjibo that cannot be denied. And if all of that does not make him a qualified musician, he once almost ran over Ellis Marsalis in an elevator in New Orleans.