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New Tracks

New Tracks

New backing tracks are now up on Bandcamp. 8 volumes all featuring real bass and drums now, with or without count-ins and second guitar parts. Check them out!

New Backing Tracks Coming Soon!

New Backing Tracks Coming Soon!

I’m just in the process of rebuilding my library of Chet Atkins backing tracks. The new collection will feature new recordings of all the tracks currently available, plus some new ones as well, but this time with real upright bass and drums instead of midi sequences. This adds a whole new ‘live’ dimension to the…Continue Reading

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!Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading