2011 Blues Music Awards Winner and one of the most talked about and electric acts on the scene today. Onstage Hill is uninhibited driving audiences wild with his “whatever it takes” boundless stage antics. His voice, guitar playing, and his magnetic energy surely will take him straight to the top.
North Carolina native Hill started playing live in his teens and eventually started playing with local blues icons Max Drake and Chuck Cotton in a band called The Buzzkillz, and sitting in with Bob Margolin. Soon Matt was joining Bob Margolin on tour, playing with the likes of Blues heroes like Carey Bell, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, Pinetop Perkins, and Nappy Brown. Somewhere along the line, Matt developed a totally uninhibited, ferociously raving stage presence that harkens back to the heydays of Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis and Nappy Brown.
In September 2010 the Vizztone Label Group released Matt's debut album ON THE FLOOR which received great reviews and in May 2011 won the award for Best New Artist Debut at the Blues Music Awards (formally the W.C. Handy Awards) in Memphis TN. A couple months later Matt was also nominated for two awards at the Blues Blast Awards in Chicago IL. One for "Best New Artist Debut" and the other for the "Sean Costello Rising Star Award."
The follow up to ON THE FLOOR titled TAPPIN' THAT THANG recorded at Felix Reye's House Of Tone will be coming out May 29th on Deep Fryed Records / The Vizztone Label Group.