Howlin’ Mat is solo blues artist with a fearsome reputation for touring. He will be playing late night blues at RB2019.
Howlin’ Mat is every inch the blues man and one hell of a guitar player. His wife did leave him, he did lose his house and sleep in his car, he does have no money and his back does hurt. So when you hear Howlin’ Mat play you know it comes straight from the heart as he wrings every ounce of passion out of his guitars to bring you his real life tales of cheap hotels, too much alcohol, late nights and fast food. This is no fancy fair with the rough edges all polished and made squeaky clean but the real raw roots deal honed through his many live appearances up and down the UK.
A true troubadour whose nomadic lifestyle sees him play at festivals and venues all over Europe. His music is rooted in the country/delta blues tradition and focuses heavily on his love for slide guitar. No Howlin’ Mat show would be complete without his trademark cigar box guitar for which he has had compliments from the likes of John Paul Jones [Led Zeppelin] and Mud Morganfield [son of Muddy Waters].
Howlin’ Mat is also a skilled story teller. He intertwines tales of life on the road with his music to create an intimate and unique experience for each audience.