COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) — His voice is soothing. Some people think Matt Van sings like the legendary James Taylor.
Van is a twenty four year old singer-songwriter from Coal Valley. He is also a pharmacy student at Drake University.
Matt and his music. A perfect prescription. He calls it combination therapy. Van practices on his acoustic guitar at a makeshift studio in the basement of his parents’ home.
He has written about twenty songs. Van began performing in public about three years ago. He also is an accomplished drummer.
He says pharmacy is more of a career. Music is more of a dream.
Singing and writing songs has allowed Van to step out of his comfort zone. Taking a risk, he believes, can be extremely rewarding!