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Matt Smith's World "Into the Light" CD Release

Jazzry soulful funky world rock

Van Morrison meets Santana at Bob Dylan's boat just off Antigua while listening to the Dead and Sly Stone.

Matt Smith is an Austin based musician author, teacher, producer and multi instrumentalist.

Very few guitarists are able to jump styles like Matt. Blues, jazz, country, funk, folk – you name it. Matt not only gets the notes right, but gets his head right as well. It’s rare to hear a player who is so good at so many things. That ability has made Matt one of the busiest players in New York.

He’s played the Blue Note as well as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summerstage and Eisenhower Park with the NY Pops Orchestra. He’s performed with, opened for, or recorded with B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Al DiMeola, Greg Allman, Los Lobos, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Adrian Legg, Ed Gerhard, Portishead and many others

A born troubadour, Matt has performed at numerous international guitar festivals including the Bath International Guitar Festival and the Montreal Guitar Festival. He also does annual tours in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland. Matt received a standing ovation at the 2007 and 2009 Acoustic Café at the NAMM show.

On August 24, Matt Smith’s World returns to the Saxon Pub to celebrate the 2020 release of “Matt Smith’s World - Live at the Saxon Pub”

“Matt Smith’s World – Live at the Saxon Pub” - features Smith, along with Austin pros Ernie Durawa (drums), David Webb (keyboards, vocals), Joe Morales (sax, flute, vocals), Aaron Lack (steel pan, percussion, vocals) and Mark Epstein (bass). The album was recorded by Richard Vannoy during the band’s weekly residency at the iconic venue.