As an artist and keyboardist in the New England jamband and singer/songwriter scenes in multiple projects including Maneuver, Rose Hill, Zach Nugent (formerly in Melvin Seals and JGB with Jerry Garcia's long-time organist) and Boston-Music-Award-Nominated outfit Buddahfly, Matt has collaborated with Yardbirds members, been invited to play at esteemed Levitate and LOCKN' festivals and shared the stage with members of Roots of Creation, Grammy-nominated Terri Lynn Carrington & Social Science, The Wallflowers, Furthur (Phil Lesh), The Elovaters, Ripe, Max Creek, Grammy-winning Kabaka Pyramid, Freddie McGregor and more.
Swirling celestial organs through cosmic clav funk, oceanic soundscapes and Americana-colored psych-poetry, Matt's artistry reflects a lifelong journey through jazz and classical influences towards contemporary manifesting of blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.
Matt's two-decade-long journey writing as a solo artist started in his hometown New York City’s bohemian Greenwich Village with and features inspirations from spell books, revamped doomed stories of the crossroads, hippie love, folklore, journeys through synth-infused Americana heavens and dystopias, deep acoustic jams and characters whose faith and purpose are tested through bittersweet enlightenment in abyss of the unknown.
Classically trained for twelve years on piano starting at the age of five, Matt began writing psychedelic folk/rock songs while spearheading activism and gigging acoustically as a teenager in New York City’s Greenwich Village arts scene. He filled venues such as The Bitter End at the young age of fifteen and attained residencies in multiple New York City cafés and coffeeshops as a solo artist.
Matt moved to Boston in 2016 to pursue their dream at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. They graduated the college in spring of 2021. In Boston, Matt studied rock organ under Dave Limina (B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Steve Forbert), workshopped lyrics with Chris Stapleton collaborator Scarlet Keys, and played synthesizer and organ in over twenty working bands.
He is now approaching the 2023 music scene with new inspiration. Since this summer, his endeavors have already included performances with members of Guerilla Toss and opening for international acts Kabaka Pyramid and GRAMMY-nominee Freddie McGregor with his iTunes Billboard and Relix/Jambands radio charting Cali Reggae outfit Buddahfly. Matt will be releasing a live album of his late-night set after Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer featuring longtime collaborator Darby Sabin. His music on his upcoming debut live release is informed by his inspirations Grateful Dead, Holly Bowling, The Beatles, and more.
Favorite musical inspirations include “Somedays You Just Can’t Win” by Ultimate Spinach, Jackson Browne’s record Late For The Sky, Phish’s sonic saga “Walls of the Cave”, Plutonian Ode by Allen Ginsberg, "Mary Anna" by The Wood Brothers and the dark classical improvisation of Franz Liszt’s work.