Playing music since third grade, learning Piano, trumpet, French Horn and Tuba in school, Listening to Mom's Big Band records and Pop Radio of the late 60's and early 70's. Hearing Led Zeppelin 1 and YES "Close to the Edge" inspired him to pick up the bass. Attained First chair Tuba in the Lafayette Senior High band junior year, First Chair All-State Concert Band 1979. Playing in many Lexington working bands from 22, including Lush Pyle, The SlumLords(one of about 20 bassists), Xanthus. Started 7Zark 7 in 1989, and toured the eastern United States extensively.Started playing with local Blues acts in '92, and joined longtime friends Born Cross Eyed full time in 2000. Matt has shared stages and or billing with ScatterBrain, Tiny Lights, Lone Justice, Merle Saunders, North Mississippi All Stars, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, David Grisman Quartet, and Many more. Played for Harmonica Red in support of his acclaimed album "Born in Louisiana". Discovered Computer recording in 2009....Currently with central Ky faves Sofa King Deluxe and Stoner-Rock band OldManLowDown, as well as being in demand as a sub with some of central Ky's busiest Blues artists, Matt can be seen performing several nights a week as both a sideman and a solo performer in and around Lexington. Currently doing pre-production on these and more songs.......COME ON!