Matt Steady sitting on fence with daughter Indigo
Matt Steady with Indigo
Whatever you folks may think of twitter, it has its uses and it is through twitter that Matt Steady and I met. What comes across immediately about Matt is his positivism, a quality that should not be underrated in these dark days and this is what got him the WHC gig. That said, he is also a songwriter and musician of quality, now with two strong albums under his belt, Blood is Thicker than Gold and Steel and Rust.


The other thing that impresses, is Matt’s beard which brings to mind the poem and drawing by Edward Lear.

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.

Edward Lear vintage illustration birds in beard

 There’s always time for a bit of stuff and nonsense here at WHC.

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