Matt is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has toured in 11 different countries over his 15-year career. He visited IISD-ELA from July 21 to 26, 2019, as an Artist-in-Residence.


Matt’s songs have been placed in the BBC series Tin Star and in major motion pictures filmed as far away as Mexico. As a member of the Crooked Brothers, his albums have received international critical acclaim and have been nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Western Canadian Music Awards.


During his tenure as Artist-in-Residence, Matt wrote some incredibly catchy tunes. Click the button below to listen!


These songs are a little tip of the hat to the hard work of the folks doing what it takes every day to create and sustain the longest-running data set anywhere across the nation.

– Matt Foster


Matt’s debut album is set to come out soon but in the meantime you can listen to “You Deserve a Love Song”, a beautiful tune that started to come together during his time at IISD-ELA.


Explore photos and videos of Matt during his time at IISD-ELA below. You can follow Matt on Instagram and YouTube and follow the Crooked Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

Lakeside Fun

As musician Matt Foster learned during his residency, there’s nothing like an “ELA hot shower” to relax after a long day on the lake.