Matt Pavolka

Matt Pavolka is, like, a dude who plays the bass. Some people think that he's totally awesome. He started out as a trombonist but couldn't take the derision. He thought chicks would dig him if he played the bass. He had it confused with the guitar. He is a redneck from the State of Indiana. He was born in Muncie. His parents went to college there with David Letterman. He grew up in Bloomington. Not far from there is a town called Raccoon, and another one called Needmore. He went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, mostly to get the hell out of Indiana. He played a lot of music there. He met many of the musicians that he works with to this day. He met his future wife. He wrote some music. He won some awards. He drank lots and lots of coffee, smoked lots and lots of cigarettes, ate bad pizza and didn't sleep much. He's much healthier now. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his beautiful and talented wife Akiko. He makes a lot of great music with amazing musicians in New York City and abroad. He occasionally makes mediocre music with mediocre musicians, for money. He has a band that plays sporadically in the New York area, called “The Matt Pavolka Band”. They have one album out on Tone Of A Pitch Records, entitled “Something People Can Use”. If someone gives them some money, they may make another one at some point. He recently formed a second band, called “The Horns Band”

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Discography

The Horns Band

The Horns Band

Fresh Sound New Talent
2015

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The Horns Band

The Horns Band

Fresh Sound New Talent
2014

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Something People Can Use

Something People Can...

Tone Of A Pitch Records
2008

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