Matthew was an outstanding trumpet player.  He played trumpet in high school and was First Chair for all four years as part of the school's concert band.

One day in college, Matthew was "sucker punched" while trying to defend his roommate during a bar fight and suffered a severe head injury.  The opioid painkillers that he was prescribed following his head injury created a life-long battle with cocaine and heroin.  

Two years ago, on May 23, 2015, Matthew died after falling out of a chair and hitting his head on the exact spot of his previous head injury.  

He was only 24 years old.

Matthew's family has since started the Matthew's Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping others who are struggling with a drug addiction.

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The Legendary Firehouse Saloon has been owned and operated by firefighters since its inception for over 20 years.  Tom Imber, the sole owner of the Firehouse Saloon, is a retired firefighter from City of West University.

Some of the biggest names in music have performed at Firehouse Saloon, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Eric Church and Dirks Bentley. Miranda Lambert played the Firehouse stage over 17 times before being catapulted to superstardom!

A music venue showcasing music of all genres,  Firehouse Saloon is a unique and rustic country bar in Houston, TX.  Live music is performed weekly, with a superior sound system.  Firehouse Saloon is one of the oldest honky tonk and live music venues in the Houston area, and people love to visit us for a night of entertainment and dancing.

Our musical guests range from up & coming artists in the country scene to renowned favorites.  You can discover new stars here before anyone else!

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Indie Music Channel is the popular online music network that showcases independent singers and bands of all genres from around the world.  Based in Hollywood, it also produces the weekly syndicated TV show, "Indie Music Cafe”, hosted by Emmy Award winner and Indie Music Channel founder, Christopher Ewing. Music lovers can hear some of the top independent singers and bands from around the world, 24/7,
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