Matt Slocum Interview & Note
Matt Slocum is a prominent keyboardist on the Southern music scene, best known for his work with Oteil Burbridge, the Lee Boys, and Susan Tedeschi and his role as Jimmy Herring’s go-to keyboard player. Last year he was recruited by Bruce Hampton to join the Aquarium Rescue Unit’s 30 year anniversary tour. He’s also a member of the band King Baby, who just finished recording their first album which will be released this fall on Abstract Logix.
He was born in Massachusetts, where he began studying classical piano at an early age. As a teenager he moved to Alabama and continued his musical education at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. At the 1991 Berklee College of Music Summer Performance Program he was ranked among the the top ten of the attendees.
We get into all of that and more, and listen to some audio of Matt’s superb musicianship playing with Jimmy Herring, Bruce Hampton, and King Baby.
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Matt Slocum, Susan Tedeschi with the Lee Boys doing “Joyful Noise” by the Derek Trucks Band
Robbie McIntosh who started out on classical guitar
Friedrich Gulda & Zawinul
Barbara Dennerlein, Mitch Watkins, Dennis Chambers