When he was 13, Matt got a knock off electric guitar for $25 at a flee market. Rather than going to the prom or attending football games, he sat out to learn how to play the stripped down Blues that his new idols played. At the same time, he was also listening and learning from 50's Rock/Sun Records, Stax Soul, old Country, 60's and 70's Rock or whatever else he could find, as long is it had feeling and and wasn't contrived.
Through former Muddy Water's guitarist, Bob Margolin, Matt had the privledge of backing up legendary artists early in his career, such as Pinetop Perkins and Hurbert Sumlin. Matt recorded his first release, 'Hard Luck' with some help from Margolin who felt Matt's music needed to be heard. 'Hard Luck' featured all original material with the focus on uncompromising, visceral sounding Blues that reflected Matt's love for guitarists like Willie Johnson (Howlin' Wolf) and Robert Nighthawk.The album enjoyed rave reviews, a ton of independent radio play and a featured spot on XM 74 satelite radio as a 'Pick to Click. Matt currently works with his drum-guitar duo outfit, the Low Counts and also does shows and is involved in projects under his name as well.