Matt Smith is the Leader of international touring acts the Matt Smith Band, Matt Smith’s World, and Chop Shop. He also plays guitar, dobro, mandolin and banjo in the Hot Nut Riveters, currently touring the US and Canada. He’s released many albums, including: Matt Smith Band, Whisper to a Scream, Tanqueray Rocks! Live at the Ritz, Delta Radio, Black and White, Big Fun, Free Beer and Chicken, What I Feel For You, Chop Shop, Meet the Monstas, and Matt Smith’s World.
Matt is a the Producer and Recording Engineer of over 100 commercially-released albums, commercials, and film soundtracks. Session musician (acoustic, electric, and baritone guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, sitar, Mohan vina, steel guitar, ukulele, saz, cumbus, charango, tiple) for many artists in Albany, NYC, and Austin. Chief producer, engineer, and arranger for Lost Oasis Studio in Austin, Texas. 2012 Addy winner, Houston, Texas. He is also a private instructor for guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, voice, songwriting, and music production.
Since 1997 he’s been an International Clinician and product demonstrator at music stores, trade shows, guitar shows and schools in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, and Italy. As an Author and Online Video Instructor for Alfred Publishing/ Workshop Arts, Hal Leonard publishing, and D’Addario, he wrote and published ten instructional books, distributed internationally. He has fifty online lessons at workshoplive.com, and instructional guitar videos for D’Addario can be found on YouTube.
Music/Studio Director of Phoenix Academy Austin, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for youths aged 13-22. 1990 – 2011 he was Senior Instructor for the National Guitar Workshop, a six-week summer program featuring the finest guitar instructors in the country (Albany, New York City, Austin). Since 2010, he’s been Faculty and Board Member with the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Montana. Matt says:
For years I have used Supro and Valco-built amplifiers in my recording studio in Austin Texas. I’m very familiar with the sound of these incredible amps. They are my go-to amps for so many styles. The Supro reissues are completely faithful to the sound and vibe of the old 60’s legends. Now I can confidently bring that sound to the stage and my studio without worrying about them. Supro has always been a faithful friend to me. I can’t tell you how glad I am to see them come back. The legend returns!