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7/25 – Hoss’ River House w/ The Joints!

Jul 23, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments


6.26 – Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill!

Jun 23, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

Come on down to Averill Park for some funky folk and funtime fury!


Summer Strings on the Patio – Bombers 8.5

Jun 10, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments


Weekend of Music Fun (5.15.2015)

May 17, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

Had a blast jamming out with King’s English at the world renowned JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill in Glens Falls, NY. I’d never played that stage before and I was anxious to get up there and drop some funk.



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Thanks to Upst8musicfanzone‘s Stephanie for snapping this action shot. Her cousin Jordan was on drums that night, and we provided the thundering rhythm section while Chris & Matt provided a healthy smattering of guitar theatrics, keyboard harmony, and shimmering mandolin. Great time had by all, and JP Bruno’s has a top notch sound guy making sure feedback remains at zero, and everything sounds sharp & crispy. Thanks very much to Bob Finkle for running sound.




Today, the traveling Funtime jam moves on to Palmerton, Pa and stops at Slopeside Pub & Grill located atop Blue Mountain. I’ve played at Blue several times and it’s always a wonderful time. This time, I’ve got fiddler extraordinaire Katie de Palma with me to add some sultry violin harmony & blistering bluegrass solos to the mix. It’s going to be a great time.

Note:  Starts at 2 PM (not 10:10 a.m. as indicated on the poster, we had a change of plans!)


Capital Underground Live (3.5.2015)

Mar 7, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   Media, News  //  No Comments


Last Thursday, I took the stage at Bomber’s Burrito Bar’s upstairs performance space in Troy, NY.

I led the evening off and was followed by electro pop singer Jeremy Gold and local hip hop rising star Dom Pat. The night was all apart of the Capital Underground series led by Ralph Renna.

Good jams from everybody. Enjoy the pics and videos compliments of the always amazing Upst8musicafanzone.

This week in Funtime Musics (3.2.2015)

Mar 2, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

These two fabulous musical jump-offs are on tap this week:

Thursday, March 7th – Bombers Burrito Bar | Troy NY
The Capital Underground Original Showcase

Come to Bomber’s of Troy on Thursday to hear some great original material from capital district artists. It looks like the line-up promises a wide variety of interesting stuff!

Saturday, March 10th – Platinum Pub & Grill | Watervliet NY
Herb & Matt back at it again!

You know these guys, they’re back at it again! There will be jamming, jokes, jocularity, jumping up & don and a general joviality only these minstrels can provide.





Daniel Extrom – To Whom It May Concern

Feb 12, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   Media, News  //  No Comments

Recently, I was tasked with bringing a lyricist’s ideas to life. After about a year of writing, arranging and recording – Daniel Extrom’s album To Whom It May Concern is finally complete.

Each of these lyrics was written by Daniel Extrom over the last 30 years (give or take). He’s been boiling this pot for a while and it was a distinct pleasure to help him realize his musical dream. Over the course of making this record, we enlisted the help of veteran song & dance man Alex Perone for vocals. I, myself, played all the guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, various synthesizer effects  and with the help of Grammy award winning producer Dan, we brought these jams to life.

Please enjoy the record. It’s unique, impossible to place in a genre and altogether original.


2:28 – Birthday Bash at Bobby T’s

Feb 12, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

Truthfully, one never knows what might happen at a show like this. Rumor has it that there will be some sit-ins, some bluegrass jamming, some revelry, the chicken-wing potential is very high.

Come down to Bobby T’s Sports Grill on February 28th, and get a slice of Funtime birthday pie.


Capital Underground – Bombers, Troy – TONIGHT!

Feb 12, 2015   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

This jump-off is happening tonight at Bomber’s Burrito Bar in Troy, NY!

I’ll be playing all original material, as will the other fine folks on the bill. Come say hi, have some disco fries, recoil at the sound of my flat/sharpness!


New Jams on the horizon!

Oct 29, 2014   //   by Matthew   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey y’all – so I’m working on my first album of original materials. It’s going to an all-acoustic smash called fUnplugged. The first tracks are in the can, so it won’t be long until I unleash these furious jams on the world.

Also, I’m playing in Queensbury on 11.21 and in Schenectady on 11.22, the following week in Pennsylvania at the esteemed Riverside Saloon of Lock Haven. (11.28)

See you soon!


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