Musician plays for the home crowd in Shelton

Matt Bednarsky, a 2005 Shelton High graduate who is now pursuing a musical career in Nashville, performed Saturday night at the Huntington Street Cafe. The show gave him a chance to mingle with friends and admirers while visiting his family in Shelton.

Above, he poses with fellow performers at the show, from left, Mike L’Altrella, Bruce Bednarsky (Matt’s dad), Matt Bednarsky, Mike Donnarummo, Ryan Hamme and Dylan Hamme.

Bednarsky attended Shelton High with Donnarummo and L’Altrella, and the Hammes now go to SHS.

Has released new music video

Bednarsky recently released a new music video for the song “Grand” from his latest album, titled “A Bigger Picture.” Watch and listen to the music video by clicking below:

During the summer, Bednarsky is performing shows in Connecticut, New York City, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

He also has concert dates set through next year at venues in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Drama club, choir and a cappella

While at Shelton High, Bednarsky was active with the drama club, choir and a cappella music groups. He graduated from New York University in 2009 and then lived in New York for awhile.

He moved to Nashville — known as Music City — about a year ago and has been busy writing songs and performing ever since.

Bednarsky described his music style as being pop-rock with traces of folk, jazz and blues. “Somewhere between James Taylor and John Mayer,” he said.

Read a story about him from the Shelton Herald at:

Learn more about his career by going to