New Mexican is the solo project of American folk rock musician Matt Hoffman.
Born in Las Cruces, NM and raised in Fort Collins, CO, Hoffman grew up singing and playing piano, drums and guitar. His father is the son of a New Mexican small businessman who was the owner of Hoffman's Melody Shop in Alamogordo, NM during the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Hoffman's mother was born in hanover, germany, the daughter of a rocket scientist. in the 1950s her family immigrated to the U.S., landing at Holloman Air force Base in southern New Mexico. Hoffman feels strongly connected with these roots: his earliest musical instruction came from his Oma, a talented musician and painter, whose artwork of myriad New Mexican landscapes is featured on this website. Hoffman also plays his father's 1973 Guild Dreadnought as his main acoustic.