Matt Goldpaugh is a Kingston native, who spent a 9 year stint in NYC, only to happily return to Kingston in 2012, in order to spend more time focusing on his musical endeavors as well as visual arts full-time. A graduate of SUNY Purchase College ‘s Visual Arts program in 2005, Matt has continued working in visual arts over the years and even worked as a Forensic Photographer for the City Of New York from 2007-2008. Pursuing music primarily, while still relying on that fine art background, Matt plays a custom upright bass which he designed himself and helped to build, (playable art if you will). He is responsible for most of the art and branding for the bands he plays in: Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones, The Gold Hope Duo, and The Arkhams.