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.
Matt has begun recording his debut vocal roots/country/feel good music recording. So far Nashville's Andy Ellison has appeared on Lap Steel for the country rockin' tune "One in a Million," and "Prayer for You." Matt's brother Chris Marshak has recorded drums for tunes "Way Down," and "Still Got a Chance." Pat Falco, Kenny Harris, and Sean Michael Ray have played bass for multiple tunes. Benjie Porecki and Mike Dimeo are heard on the keys. Texas drummer Christian Dorn has appeared on "Simple Man." Jon Preddice and Eugene Ruffolo have sang background vocals on the tunes. Songs thus far have been recorded at Matt's studio "Matt's Garage" in Long Island, NY, and Ben Wisch's studio in NJ. More updates soon!
Did you know Matt is currently working on a roots/country record? He's in the studio with Nashville writing team "Between the Lines." Cara Hogan and Steve Dean. Steve's resume includes many #1 country songs. Together they have written for artists such as George Strait, Rodney Atkins, Reba Mcentire. Stay tuned for this very different vocal project from Matt in the coming year.
Matt will release his version of the Prince classic "Kiss" this February 2018. The single is available for download at Cdbaby.com and soon will also be available at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Please contact Dave Kunert for radio promotion information and single servicing.
Matt returns to his hometown of Long Island for one night only on March 3rd. There will be general admission, dinner and show packages, and hotel packages available that include a wine tour/tasting.
Matt is filming his first every music video for the song "North Carolina." Adam Forgione of Pennylane Visuals is producing this upcoming video. Stay tuned for a late 2017/early 2018 worldwide release.
The Gift Of Guitar is Matt's upcoming program to provide guitars to the children who need it the most. Here's Keegan from Florida who received his guitar. We are hoping this guitar can provide some peace, hope, and healing for Keegan and family.
Matt's 2016 release "New York" is in consideration for the Grammy awards in 4 categories. We thank you for the support!