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Matt Wilson

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: September 27, 1964    

Matt Wilson

I was born in the prairie town of Knoxville, Illinois September 27th 1964. I was lucky to have cool parents who encouraged me in my creative pursuits where it was music, theater, writing or weird art. I became interested in playing the drums in the third grade after seeing Buddy Rich on the Lucy Show. He was judging a local drum contest featuring Ricky Jr. a fine drummer. Inspired, I pooled together some capital and purchased some Ludwig 9a sticks at the local Byerly Music store. With sticks in hand I began exploring a wide range of suitable cookware and five gallon buckets as sound sources. Soon my parents made in investment in a used of brand snare drum drum and cymbal. My middle brother played the saxophone and we immersed in the local PTA and 4H concert circuit at a very young age. It was quite a duo, Mark with his Beuscher tenor and me with my minimalist set up of orange sparkle snare drum and 10” sheet metal cymbal. We had a book that explored all of the hits of the 60’s and 70’s. (We were serious Herb Alpert afficiandos). We even had some cool schtick: I guess times have not really changed....
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  • Gathering Call

    Palmetto Records
    2014
  • Gathering Call

    Palmetto Records
    2013
  • An Attitude For Gratitude

    Palmetto Records
    2012
  • That's Gonna Leave A Mark

    Palmetto Records
    2009
  • The Scenic Route

    Palmetto Records
    2007
  • Wake Up! (To What's Happening)

    Palmetto Records
    2004
  • Wake Up! (To What

    Palmetto Records
    2004
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Gathering Call
Palmetto Records (2014)
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