Phospherescent’s Matthew Houck took up songwriting at camp

In a recent interview, Phospherescent’s Matthew Houck mentioned that his introduction to songwriting happened while he was away at summer camp.

Houck recalled writing music for the first time “strummin’ on an acoustic guitar at summer camp” in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

You can read the full interview HERE and check out the hit song from his fifth full-length album – you might recognize it from the movie A Spectacular Now – “Song for Zola” below.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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