Matthew R. Sayles

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Matthew R. Sayles is the founder and Praetorian Prefect of Philville Records, an independent label he formed in 2000 in Marquette, Michigan.

Sayles has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist and with the Ventucky String Band, and has had the honor of performing with country, bluegrass, and western swing legends like Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson, the Duhks, Uncle Earl, and a long list of other highly talented regional and national roots music performers.

Photo:  Jenna Smith

Photo: Jenna Smith

Philville Records was located in Ventura, CA from 2009-2019, and is now based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sayles continues to write, record, produce and perform as a solo artist, as well as with the Ventucky String Band, and his more recent alt. country project the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress. He also performs and does session work with several Los Angeles, Ventura, Portland and Santa Barbara alt. country and roots music projects.


Reflectere High Resolution with Title 30

Available on

Compact Disc


All Proceeds from "This Land Is Your Land (2019)" will be donated to:

the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council


Available on limited

150 Gram Vinyl

w/download card


Available on

Compact Disc


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In memorium to Phil Pearce:
Philville Records co-founder,
sage, and purveyor of sundries.
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