Biography: Matty Metcalfe
Matty Metcalfe is an accomplished and versatile musician who specializes in all keyboard instruments--piano, organ, accordion--and whose styles range from New Orleans funk/soul to gospel, jazz, rock, and blues. By his teens, Mr. Metcalfe had already garnered awards as a classical and jazz pianist--winning the prestigious Washington D.C. Classical Guild Award and numerous jazz scholarships. He also began studying New Orleans stride piano, Zydeco accordion, and church organ. He quickly turned his focus to learning the styles of James Booker, Professor Longhair, Ray Charles, Clifton Chenier, Jimmy McGriff, and Jimmy Smith.
In addition to sharing the stage with Buckwheat Zydeco, the Red Stick Ramblers, and Bruce Hornsby’s trumpet player John D’earth, Mr. Metcalfe released the album ‘Stridin’ Down Bourbon: A Tribute to James Booker’ in 2005, which was honored as the top solo album of the year by the C-Ville Weekly (Charlottesville, Va). Mr. Metcalfe plays pipe organ at Broadus Baptist Church, teaches music, and has recently performed at the Charlottesville Pavilion and Paramount Theater. He performs nationally on the ‘Cordovox’--a hybrid organ/accordion with Leslie speaker and wah-wah pedal--with his band ‘Matty Metcalfe and Crewe d’Bayou’. Mr. Metcalfe also sings and plays guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin. Please contact for references.
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