Matt Smith

  • Guitarist/ Producer/ Instructor




Photo Credit: Gary Barlow

About Matt Smith

Matt is a lifelong musical performer. He’s played the Blue Note as well as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summerstage, and Eisenhower Park with the New York Pops Orchestra. He’s performed with, opened for, or recorded with B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Al DiMeola, Greg Allman, Los Lobos, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Adrian Legg, Ed Gerhard, Portishead and many others. A born troubadour, Matt has performed at numerous international guitar festivals including the Bath International Guitar Festival and the Montreal Guitar Festival. His family history of bands includes The Matt Smith Band, The Monstas, Matt Smith's World, Chop Shop, and The Hot Nut Riveters.

For over 20 years, Matt was a senior instructor for the National Guitar Workshop, a six-week summer program featuring the finest guitar instructors in the country, leading workshops in Connecticut, Chicago, LA, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville, Florida, Seattle, Oakland, the UK and Germany. Matt has also served as board member and instructor for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival held annually in Bigfork, Montana. Matt currently works as the Music Studio Director for Phoenix House in Austin.

In addition to working with large and varied groups, Matt enjoys working with students on an individual basis in his new studio and school, 6 String Ranch, in Austin. Please contact him via his website link above to discuss arrangements for private lessons.

Matt is honored to include among his production credits songs and albums by Austin artists and bands such as Tommy Shannon, Del Castillo, Guy Forsyth, Soul-Track Mind, and Mike Milligan. Matt is excited to be the man behind the board and all the music coming out of the new 6 String Ranch Studio, located in central Austin.