Sitting at the keys and singing with a soulful passion influenced by the great piano legends of our time Matt Farr brings high energy and a feel good vibe to the stage. Growing up on the shores of South Florida, influenced by cases full of tapes and shelves full of old LP’s ranging from jazz greats, to 60’s rock icons, to reggae masters, and modern day hipsters, Farr’s music is a blend of soulful lyrics, classic grooves, and vintage tones.
“Kevin Kozel, senior writer for MusicReviews.Com says, “I think that Matt Farr would put on a really nice outdoor show any time of year. A nice cold one in the heat would go nicely with this sound.”
Although South Florida is home, the Matt Farr Band has performed up and down the east coast of the United States. In 2012 the band embarked on a summer tour from South Florida to Vermont and back bringing the music to over a dozen coastal towns and some of the areas largest music festivals such as SunFest. The band has opened for acts such as Five For Fighting, The Family Stone, Ryan Montbleau Band, The New Orleans Suspects and others.
Matt Farr’s debut solo album was released in April of 2010. The album was recorded in St. Augustine, FL by legendary producer Jim DeVito. Matt Farr’s dedication and future potential has attracted world class musicians on both his album and on stage including Craig Barnette on drums, known for his work with JJ Grey and Mofro. Eric Brigmond on organ and trumpet, also known for his work with Donavon Frankenreiter and JJ Grey and Mofro. Rounding out the lineup is Farr’s long time friends and collaborators Craig Stevens on bass and Nate Nash on guitar.
Pushing on into the ever changing and challenging music climate you can catch Matt Farr at venues throughout the Southeast as he begins work on various new projects including an original reggae album called The Royal We, and original composition work for TV and film.
Musician: Matt Farr