MATT & CAROL are married best-friends entertaining and touching lives with a guitar and two voices for over 25 years.
Since the late 1980s, their music has carried audiences through laughter and tears, telling stories and moving them closer to the ones they love. Carol’s voice calls the listener back to the days of Amy Grant, Karen Carpenter and Patsy Cline, while
Matt’s guitar provides a musical foundation built on layers of country, folk, and jazz. Smooth, sparkling harmonies mix with powerful emotion to breathe new life into modern hits, traditional standards, hymns, and their own heart-warming songs celebrating real life and real love.
They’ve appeared in concert from New Jersey to Nashville and shared stages with americana group The Black Lilies, Nashville country singer Buck McCoy, cigarbox guitar bluesmen Shane Speal & Glenn Kaiser, and radio personality/comedian Earl David Reed.
They’ve performed for the Susquehanna Folk Music Society and the York Fair, on Fox 43’s Music Monday, CBS 21’s Morning News, FM90.3 WJTL, AM730 WEEU, and appeared in print and online at Lancaster County Woman magazine, the York Daily Record, and more.
They average 300+ events each year at all types of venues and events, including YorkFest Fine Arts Festival, Ocean Grove (New Jersey) Concert Series, National Day of Prayer events, ORVIS Stores (Virginia) grand opening, chapel services for the National Street Rod Association, and fundraisers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Bridge Of Hope Ministries, and many more.
They are the creators of over 25 live performance programs, including:
fun, romantic concert events filled with smooshy love songs, stories, and banter to make you fall in love all over again
a musical lifetime-love-story woven through with their songs and experience that encourages and equips committed couples to go the distance in their relationships
“A SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES”
featuring classic and original songs to honor our active and non-active military personnel and their families
“A SWEETLIFE CHRISTMAS”
a musical sleigh ride from “O Holy Night” to “Frosty The Snow Man.”
“Our love started in music,” Matt says, “We’ve played together as friends since 1988 and as husband/wife since 1993. Sometimes it was hard and it looked like we wouldn’t make it, but we weren’t quitting. As we revealed ourselves to God and each other, He healed us and brought us into the SweetLife; hence the name. And we’re still best friends after all these years.” Carol agrees, “Music’s a huge part of our marriage, and that relationship is the foundation for our songs.“
With four CD recordings & 500 song credits (one award-winning) between them, they’re still writing their own love story and creating “snapshots” of important events. Their song, “This Day” was played during their daughter’s wedding in 2011, and granddaughter Haley started hearing their lullaby “Angel Mine” even before her birth in 2013.
Their latest CD release “ONE SUNDAY MORNING” welcomes everyone to a lively, vibrant church service, then sends us out singing. It features songs inspired by the many life-changing times spent with friends on Sunday mornings.
They serve on the board and regularly lead worship at New Path Community Church in Mt. Joy, PA.