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

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: https://youtu.be/ey3a2Qtt83ERead 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

Another Fine Fest is coming

Another Fine Fest is coming

On Saturday 20th June the streets and pubs of Ulverston will be hosting the 2nd “Another Fine Fest”, celebrating all things Laurel and Hardy and just generally an opportunity for the town to enjoy a feast of live music and comedy happenings. Last year was a complete success and this year looks set to be…Read More

Chet Atkins Scale Lick

Chet Atkins Scale Lick

Here’s a fun scale type lick that Chet likes to use here and there.  Takes a bit of a stretch, but sounds great! Contact me for one to one lessons on Skype.Read More

Guitar Lessons in Ulverston

Guitar Lessons in Ulverston

Local to Ulverston, Cumbria? I offer guitar lessons in any style from classical to rock, all ages, contact me here for more details.Read More

Wrestling with Eric

Wrestling with Eric

Trying to nail Eric Clapton’s solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps… almost there… not used to all this crazy bending. My Variax JTV59 seems to be up to the job though, on the Les Paul setting of course.Read More

Jim Campilongo’s Ace

Jim Campilongo’s Ace

Blues for Roy I love this man’s guitar playing, from the sublime tone swells to crazy behind the nut bends, chicken pickin’ to dirty power chord grunge, defies description in the end, just listen…Read More

Past 1000 subscribers!

Past 1000 subscribers!

A big, big thank you to all my YouTube subscribers, we just passed the 1000 mark.  I am flabbergasted and very happy, thanks again for watching, new tunes coming soon.Read More

New Website

New Website

My new website is going live today!  Thanks to the wonderful Sophie Bennett for all her hard work and making everything look brilliant.  Also thanks to Adam Kappa for the great new pics on the site.Read More

Wedding Music

Wedding Music

Einaudi: Eden Roc Looking forward to playing this at our good friend’s wedding on Saturday.  I arranged several Einaudi piano pieces for guitar some time ago, they’re great fun to play and hopefully will suit the occasion well.    Read More

Skype Lessons

Skype Lessons

Learn Chet Atkins style with me face to face on Skype, lessons include free tabs too! Cost: half hour lesson with free tabs – $20 or $100 for 6 lessons Contact me here to book or further info.  Read More