Acoustic Guitar Performance
Matt Richards has performed in duets with guitarists Larry Coryell, Tony Hughes, Jim Goodin and Emiliano Pardo, flutist Katherine Barbato and vocalist Jay Katz. He also is a founding member of the acoustic guitar trio Language of 3.
While at the Library, he will perform a solo acoustic show that includes music from nis new release, Balance.
He also has performed with a range of established artists, including Mike Clark, Starr Cullars, Joey DeFrancesco, Café del Silva, Kenwood Dennard, Essra Mohawk, Herbie Nix, Steve Oliver, Marlon Simon, Adrian Valosin, Elio Villafranca, and Bobby Zankel. He has played as an opener for artists such as Paco Pena, Richie Havens and Dave Mason. Vocalist Paul Middleton and songwriter/vocalist Nate Hawk feature Matt’s electric playing on their commercial releases.
A current faculty member at Cheltenham Art & Music Center and Ambler Music Academy, Matt has served as Head of Faculty for the FrankfordStyle School for Creative Arts and Music Program Director at Zanaras Music Stores. He frequently conducts clinics and master classes in conjunction with his performances and is currently preparing instructional articles detailing his playing technique and his personal approach to performing and arranging.