Welcome to mattmerta.com

 

I have been a writer and editor for nearly three decades, editing a wide range of literary and business publications, as well as writing for a number of military and music periodicals and reference books. This site is under construction, so for more information, please email me at mattmerta@yahoo.com .

 

 Quick Overview

  Freelance Writer
January 1987 - Present
Various publications including:
* Periodicals - Fiddler Magazine, Bluegrass Now Magazine, Tri-State Bluegrass Journal, Ann Arbor Paper, Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Home and Studio Recording, Camp Chase Gazette, Smoke & Fire News.
* Reference texts - Angels A to Z, Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (both published by Gale Group, now Cengage).


 

 

Check out my blog! It's called Luegra - Taking the B.S. Out of Bluegrass.

http://luegra.design.blog

 

    Services    

Writer/Editor

 

Writer of text and song. editor, proofreader arranger, engineer, producer, musician, vocalist

Historical Work

 

I provide writing, research, lecturing, and living history interpretation on 17th to early 20th century American History, with emphasis on military and musical matters.

Co-Writing

 

Open to working with others on both text and songs. Received the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Award for "Something About A Train," co-written with Dave Morris and Dawn Kenney (pictured).

 

    Work    

Fiddler Magazine Fall 2019
Fiddler Magazine Fall 2019

Interview with fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves

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Fiddler Magazine Spring 2013
Fiddler Magazine Spring 2013

Interview with violin luthier Barry Dudley

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Fiddler Magazine Winter 2015/16
Fiddler Magazine Winter 2015/16

Interview with klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals

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Bluegrass Now March 2008
Bluegrass Now March 2008

Interview with Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick

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Detroit Metro Times October 2014
Detroit Metro Times October 2014

Article on Michigan State Fiddling Competition

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Fiddler Magazine Winter 2018/19
Fiddler Magazine Winter 2018/19

Interview with Vicki Vlasic, producer of documentary "Fiddlin'"

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PO Box 2353

Dearborn, MI 48123

mattmerta@yahoo.com

Masonsod@aol.com

Tel: 313-618-8458

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