Matt Eakle has been blowing crowds out of their chairs and onto their feet since 1989, when he became the only wind player to share the front line in the David Grisman Quintet. Matt's blistering solos are featured on three Grammy nominated CDs – with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Alison Brown – and he turns up the heat on Chris Isaac's hit “Notice the Ring”. He has shared the stage with Linda Ronstadt, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Scott, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Steve Kimock, John Hartford, and the legendary Stephane Grappelli.
Now, with the Matt Eakle Band, he fires up the flute like never before. From raw, gutsy blues jams and burning bayou boogies to heart-melting, mesmerizing meditations, the Matt Eakle Band soars full throttle into the stratosphere of musical experience. With drummer Jack Dorsey, bassist Alex Baum, and keyboardist Joey Edelman, the band has an irrepressible, infectious energy that turns every live performance into a celebration.
The Matt Eakle Band's debut CD, Hardly Work, was named The Best of the Local Sound for 2010 by Paul Liberatore of the Marin IJ, who hailed the group as “...a deep groove band playing at the highest level.”
The same virtuosic energy Matt has unleashed at sold-out concert venues around the world bursts from the seams of the Matt Eakle Band – all original flute-fired, spellbinding, adrenaline-pumping jams that transfix and transport.