Mattie has an enviable relationship and understanding of music (and, for that matter, the universe). He’s a master of his crafts, and his crafts are many. Vocally, Mattie will – whether it’s to tears or to soar – move you. But he’s also dedicated his life to becoming a true multi-instrumentalist (a label far too many, far too easily, bestow upon themselves). Mattie is an incredible guitarist, and perhaps equally as skilled at bass guitar, slide guitar and harmonica. Mattie also loves to shake and whack stuff (think ‘percussion’), and engages with audiences of any size as if it were just you and him. If you’re big on ‘the feels’, you’ll be huge on Mattie.
Xavier Rudd, JBT, G. Love
Anything with soul