Matt was named 2018 Artist of The Year by the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival! Thanks so much to Denny, Larry, Bing, and all the volunteers. We are truly honored to have been a part of this great festival for the last 9 years.
Stay tuned for the release of Matt's debut vocal song and video "Simple Man." Here's Matt filming a scene in this 1950's Chevrolet in Long Island, NY. The story in the video celebrates every day life and being yourself. The importance of family is another theme within the video. The video is being produced by Adam Forgione at Pennylane Visuals in NY. The song was mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Ben Wisch in New Jersey. Stay tuned for the release date and behind the scenes video to follow.
A recent photo for the upcoming debut country/roots music release from Matt Marshak. So far Grammy Award winning mix engineers Ben Wisch (Mark Cohn's "Walking in Memphis") and Billy Hume (Infamous Stringdusters) among other great talents have been helping Matt shape his upcoming release. Michael Webb (keys), Andy Ellison (pedal steel) and Alex Wright (keys) have also contributed some amazing Nashville flavor. Long Island musicians Pat Falco, Jon Preddice, and Chris Marshak have been a big part of the new sound. Stay tuned for the latest happenings on this exciting new development in Matt's musical journey.
Transitioning from contemporary jazz to roots/americana has probably never been done before, but Matt's heart and soul have always had a rustic and heartfelt feeling. Writing and singing tunes that tell the story of the every day man or every day woman are Matt's hopes and dreams with the new project. Did you know Matt has been singing and playing folk and country tunes for years in schools across the Northeast? Stay tuned for the announcements for his debut release (tentatively) titled "Simple Man." Videos, singles releases are all in the works.