Matt Glickman, the emerging keyboardist, singer, and songwriter in the New England jam scene, is set to release his highly anticipated debut live album on November 10th. Glickman has carved out a distinguished position in the music world. His collaborations with Yardbirds members, repeat performances at esteemed venues such as Levitate Backyard, invitations to prestigious festivals like LOCKN’, and associations with members from Furthur and The Wallflowers all contribute to his prominent standing in the industry.
“Hunter’s dark narratives about characters who are down and out resonated with me as a metaphor,” shares Glickman, referring to the beloved Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. His affinity for such narratives, coupled with his formal training at Berklee College of Music under Dave Limina—who has shared the stage with legends like Chuck Berry and B.B. King—and an additional master class with John Medeski outside of Berklee, has significantly influenced his unique approach to his work.
In addition to the album, fans can look forward to Glickman’s participation in the upcoming Yardbirds release, Family Tree II. “Meeting and playing with your heroes is a priceless experience that they don’t teach you how to handle in art school,” Glickman told Grateful Web. “Yardbirds Family Tree II is a work in progress that I’ve had the honor of being a part of. Kenny Aaronson’s bass playing has improved my organ playing, giving a better feel just through my remote tracking with him and others.”
As Glickman’’ musical journey continues to unfold, the anticipation and excitement surrounding his upcoming endeavours are palpable. From deeply personal albums to collaborations with renowned artists, his contribution to the jam scene remains undeniable. As he carves out his legacy, fans and followers can eagerly await the many surprises and musical gems he has in store. Stay tuned for continued updates!