|Birth name||Matthew Thomas Odmark|
|Born||January 25, 1974|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, folk, Christian, country|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, banjo|
|Labels||Essential/Silvertone, Gray Matters/Nettwerk|
|Associated acts||Jars of Clay|
Matthew Odmark was raised in Rochester, New York where he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School. He studied English literature at the University of Rochester. As a youth he knew pianist Charlie Lowell. When guitarist Matt Bronleewe left Lowell's band Jars of Clay, Odmark took his place as guitarist and backing vocalist.
In 2001, Jars of Clay were awarded honorary graduations from Greenville College due to their demonstrated understanding of their craft. Despite never being an attendee of the school, Odmark was granted this award also.
Matthew Odmark is married to Kristen Odmark. They adopted their son, Dylan Matthew Odmark, in 2007. They adopted another son, Owen Leigh Odmark, in 2009.
In 2001, at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards, Odmark received "Best Acoustic Guitar (Male)".
- Jars World, Jars World: Music: Tim Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Date of Birth noted. Retrieved August 9, 2007.
- NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards.  Archived February 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Full name noted. Retrieved August 15
- IMDb. IMDb Matthew Odmark Biography. Retrieved August 9, 2007.