“Music is meant for groups.”

Matt’s Bio: I grew up in Homewood before it was Glitztown, USA. I spent a few years off and on at UAB working on a music technology degree but “took a break” my senior year when I got booked as an audio guy on a series of short films. That slowly transitioned into a job as a video editor and audio engineer at Alabama Public TV, where I still work making arts-related documentaries, a music series, and projects for our education department. All the while, I’ve been recording (mostly heavy rock) bands in my free time for fun.

Matt’s First Music Memory: It didn’t really occur to me that there was such a thing as a “local” or “unsigned” band until I was 11 or 12. My brother played me a compilation CD of all these weirdo local bands in the early 90’s and I was blown away that there were all these great bands no one had ever heard of. It also showed me that you can pretty much just make whatever you want with your friends and someone will probably like it.

Matt’s Primary Instrument: I’m here for my recording knowledge, but bass guitar is my primary instrument. These days, especially during the extended lockdown, I spend most of my music-making time twisting knobs on a modular synthesizer or learning to play guitar.

Matt’s Favorite Musicians: Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of Kelly Moran, Miles Davis, Run the Jewels, Caterina Barbieri, Protomartyr, Kim Gordon, and Pye Corner Audio.

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