Long Island, NY singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Marshak continues to walk the ‘Road Less Traveled’ in his musical journey. With his early days as a rock/pop sideman on NYC’s Bleeker Street, to an international solo career in the funk/jazz world, diversity has been Matt’s calling since day one. In 2019, Matt continues his quest to expand his musical horizons and perhaps do what has never been done before–making a transition from jazz artist to incorporating singer songwriter, country/americana and roots music! Matt is busy in the studio recording his most exciting and honest release to date–tentatively titled “Simple Man.” So far, Matt has been joined by Nashville powerhouse writing team “Between The Lines,” which features Cara Hogan and Steve Dean (Rodney Atkins, Reba McEntire, Alabama, George Strait). On a cold Winter weekend they wrote 8 undeniable americana/crossover tunes on the east end of Long Island in Matt’s studio. These songs will be featured on the 2019 release “Simple Man” due out this February/March 2019.
Matt Marshak grew up on Eastern Long Island, NY. Rock n’ roll and the blues were his first love. Guitarists Jimi Hendrix and BB King were some of his earliest influences. Matt performed with many bands as a sideman in NY performing at venues such as The Bitter End. On one special night, while Matt was performing, legendary Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore listened to the set and praised Matt for his guitar work–this was a pivotal moment for Matt and his musical journey.