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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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Date Time Detail Price
Feb6Tue 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Matt Wilson: Honey And Salt
Umass Old Chapel
Amherst, MA
$7-15

Discography

Honey And Salt

Honey And Salt

Palmetto Records
2017

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Beginning of A Memory

Beginning of A Memory

Palmetto Records
2016

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Gathering Call

Gathering Call

Palmetto Records
2014

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Gathering Call

Gathering Call

Palmetto Records
2013

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WeBop: A Family Jazz Party

WeBop: A Family Jazz...

Jazz At Lincoln Center
2012

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An Attitude For Gratitude

An Attitude For...

Palmetto Records
2012

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Bringers

Bringers

Matt Wilson
Honey And Salt

Beginning of a Memory

Beginning of a Memory

Matt Wilson
Beginning of A Memory

No Outerwear

No Outerwear

Matt Wilson
An Attitude For Gratitude

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O

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