Matt Cowe – fingerstyle guitarist offering Skype and local guitar tuition

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 below to see where you can catch me playing live. At present I am playing with local soul band The Retros, featuring vocalist Becki Fishwick, playing classic Motown and modern tunes with a retro twist. I am also gigging with fiddle player Lawrence Woof playing gypsy jazz and folk roots music as String Zoo.  Also look out for a new project playing 60’s instrumentals – The Spiratones!

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.  

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.

Matt Cowe Plays Chet Atkins CD out NOW!

On Amazon UK/Eur or Amazon US and available from this site, contact me for details.


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

11th August – String Zoo (violin and guitar duo) – Zeffirellis, Ambleside 8.30pm

12th August – String Zoo (violin and guitar duo) – The Lily Bar, Ambleside 9.00pm

27th August – The Spiratones (Surf Rock!) – The Old Friends, Ulverston, Gig In The Garden, from 2pm

1st September – The Retros (Soul band) – The Derby Hotel, Barrow-In-Furness 9.00pm

2nd September – Matt Cowe Plays Chet Atkins Band – Grasmere Guzzler, Tweedies, Grasmere 6.00pm



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Back from CAAS

Back from CAAS

Thanks to all the wonderful people at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in Nashville, I had a great time again at the 2017 convention.  It was a real honour to be there and to play for you all!Read More

NEW upcoming Ulverston gig

NEW upcoming Ulverston gig

Fresh from a great gig at Zeffirellis in Ambleside, Matt and the band will be returning to The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston on Friday the 31st March.  There will also be a raffle and a free welcome drink! Another great night in a cool place too.Read More

GIG News!

GIG News!

Hot from his recent trip to the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society’s annual convention in Nashville, Matt Cowe presents a very special concert at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston on Friday the 4th November. Featuring a full band playing the music of 50’s American country guitar legend Chet Atkins as well as special guest…Read More