An Evening with Howlin’ Matt

Cigar box guitar, hill country rhythms and tales from the road

Howlin’ Mat is every inch the blues man and one of the hardest working solo acts around both in the UK and abroad with gigs in Norway, Morocco, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Poland. He is a nationally acclaimed slide guitarist and cites Elmore James, R.L. Burnside and Mississippi Fred McDowell amongst his major influences. No Howlin’ Mat show would be complete without his trademark cigar box guitar for which he has had compliments from the likes of John Paul Jones [Led Zeppelin] and Mud Morganfield [son of Muddy Waters]. Howlin’ Mat is also a skilled story teller. He intertwines tales of life on the road with his music to create an intimate and unique experience for each audience. This is no fancy fair with the rough edges all polished and made squeaky clean but the real raw roots blues deal.