News and Updates

Matt will be returning to The Ashokan Guitar Workshop, July13th-17th, and this year he’s been involved from the git-go in putting together the staff and curriculum. With a great bunch of players on board (including Chris Eldridge, Ari Eisinger, Happy Traum to name a few) and instruction in Jazz and Swing, Bluegrass, Delta Blues, Ragtime and more, this should be really great camp – one that will serve the needs of advanced and intermediate players alike. And as always it will be nestled in the beautiful Catskills mountains, include great food, and opportunities to hear – and participate in – days and nights of inspiring performances and instruction.  Make sure you make the hang – book now!

APAP Heads-up: Matt has just been scheduled for a showcase at Cornelia St Cafe on Monday January 13th at 10:15pm. He will also be playing with Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein at Rockwood Jan 11th, and with The EarRegulars on Sun Jan 12th. All details – plus news about gigs with Noam Pikelny, and opening for The Punch Brothers – are all RIGHT HERE.

I was very happy to have been asked to contribute music to this film about a longtime hero. Two original pieces written for the film are included, along with a cut from one of my CDs, and they are featured during some lengthy montages. Plus, the film is totally fabulous. Look for it on DVD early in 2014.

Matt is on NPR all week as the guest on Michael Feinstein’s hour-long show “Song Travels”Michael and Matt - Thanks Herb Hirsch for the photo!.  This is a fun hour of Matt and Michael talking and playing, with Matt singing originals and “sub-standards”, and it’s stream-able right here always and forever.

Matt is interviewed by the ever-inspiring Adam Levy in December’s Acoustic Guitar for the Private Lesson section, and several juicy guitar parts from songs on “Still Runnin’ in The Wilderness” are included – fearlessly and perfectly transcribed by Adam.

Matt at the undisclosed bunker that is Fretboard Journal World Headquarters

While in Seattle, between playing Djangofest NW and his show at The Royal Room, Matt stopped by the offices of The Fretboard Journal (the world’s premier “aren’t guitars totally faboo – I WANT THAT ONE!!” periodical)  to record a podcast and make a video with publisher Jason Verlinde. The interview herein unearthed the following heretofore classified revelations: (more…)

Matt played on several CDs which were released in the first half of 2012, and this article by Dan Forte highlights his unique role linking three of them. What’s VG? Why Vintage Guitar magazine, of course.

“It’s tempting to describe guitarist and singer Matt Munisteri’s new album ‘Still Runnin Round in The Wilderness” as a sure bet for any year-end best-of lists, but the world has been waiting for at least a generation for such a perfect collection of Robinsonia” – read more of Friedwald’s piece in The Wall Street Journal.

Josh Jackson has aired a great and super-informative radio segment about “Still Runnin ‘Round in The Wilderness”, which features interesting conversation and solo performances by Matt.

“Still Runnin Round in The Wilderness” was featured for the week leading up to its national release as NPR’s first listen.



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