Matt Cowe – fingerstyle guitarist offering Skype and local guitar tuition

NEWS!! – New album of Chet Atkins tunes out NOW!

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Matt Cowe, experienced guitarist and guitar teacher based in Ulverston in Cumbria, offering local and Skype guitar tuition.

Here you will find information about me and links to my Bandcamp site where you can find backing tracks to my Chet Atkins videos for sale.  Take a look at the gig list to see where you can catch me playing live. At present I am playing with local Beatles covers band ‘Dig A Pony‘, a great 4 piece band that concentrates on the later studio output of the Fab Four, including songs like ‘Something’, Come Together, ‘Yer Blues’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Dear Prudence’.

Check out my Soundcloud page where you can listen to various other projects I am engaged with, including my classical guitar compositions and the wonderful Louise Mary Martin Band. Go to my YouTube channel to check out my Chet Atkins videos. Read about my history and work and if you want to get in touch please leave a reply on the contact page.  If you want receive occasional emails with special offers then please sign up at the bottom of the page.

And of course I offer one to one guitar tuition in person or over the internet with Skype. Tuition in all styles, including rock, blues, folk, classical and country with a specialisation in the style of the great Chet Atkins.


backing tracks
Buy my backing tracks as used on my YouTube videos, great for pickin’ along to!


Listen to my various bands and solo projects



Matt Cowe Guitarist, Guitar Teacher, Chet Atkins style My name is Matt Cowe and I am a guitarist, Ulverston and Skype guitar teacher. I teach Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar and beginners to advanced students in all styles from classical to rock. I am also a gigging musician and play in several local bands.   I…Continue Reading

28th August – Dig A Pony (Beatles covers) – The Derby Hotel, Barrow 9pm

2nd September – String Zoo (guitar and violin duo) – Zefferellis, Ambleside 9pm

3rd September – Solo (Chet Atkins set) – The Grasser Guzzler, Tweedies, Grasmere 2pm

15th September – String Zoo (guitar and violin duo) – Gregson Centre, Lancaster TBA

16th September – The Retros (Soul band) – The Drawing Room, Barrow 9pm

22nd September – GHQ (Retro jazz and funk instrumentals) – Burgundy’s, Kendal 9pm

25th September – Louise Mary Martin (Soul/Jazz originals vocal duo) – Avanti Capitola Wine Bar, Ulverston 6pm

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New Album!!

New Album!!

Looking forward to the imminent arrival of my new album of Chet Atkins tunes.  Recorded here in Ulverston with local musicians Steve Simpson on double bass and Shaun Phear on snare as well as myself on acoustic rhythm guitar, it features 15 tracks of vintage Chet goodness.  I have concentrated on the early years material…Read More

Burgundy Blues

Great gig last night with my band GHQ at Burgundy’s bar in Kendal.  Enjoyed playing with this fun band: More

Gig News

Gig News

I will be playing with the wonderful guitarist Jon Moore on Tuesday 16th June at The Robert Gillow.  We’ll be playing a mixture of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt tunes.  The pub has a great atmosphere and it’s always fun to play there, it would be great to see you if you’re in the area.Read More