On this Matt Stevens Interview: His WORST gig ever, how failing an audition led to him accomplishing far more than he ever would have imagined, including 2 scholarships at Berklee, moving to New York City, and touring the world playing music – before he even graduated from Berklee. Two most important things he learned, early on… How random Instagram posts turned into his latest Album, Mexican food, letting go of things he can’t control, being an optimist, staying power, taking time off to raise his son & more. GREAT convo, very candid and upbeat!
Matt Stevens is a Grammy-nominated guitarist living in NYC. As a session player, he’s played on over 70 LPs, with artists like Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Harvey Mason and others, and has worked with producers including Quincy Jones, Glen Ballard & Tony Visconti. He produced Esperanza Spalding’s albums Exposure and the Grammy-winning 12 Little Spells, as well as Terri Lyne Carrington’s double album Waiting Game. Matt has 5 solo LPs including his most recent, Pittsburgh