Multi-instrumentalist (piano, organ, harmonica, guitar, bass, trombone, vibraphone and vocals), producer, composer and longtime Austin resident Matt Hubbard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1970. Matt studied at Interlochen and Oberlin Conservatory, receiving a Bachelors of Music in Composition and a Bachelors of Arts in English in 1994. Since moving to Austin after graduation he has worked with legend and mentor Willie Nelson for many years, recording and co-producing numerous albums and duets at Willie’s home studio in Luck, Texas. Highlights include “Rainbow Connection” (2001 Island/Def Jam) and “Run That By Me One More Time” (2003 Lost Highway), both nominated for the Country Album of the Year Grammy. His first big break, however, was playing keyboards on the soundtrack for “Babe: Pig in the City” produced by Bob Ezrin in 1998. Matt also played keyboards, trombone and harmonica with jam band 7 Walkers featuring Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Meters’ bassist George Porter Jr., guitarist Papa Mali and former bassist Reed Mathis from 2008-2013. 7 Walkers’ self-titled debut album (“7 Walkers” 2010 Response) had critical acclaim and was Number 1 on the Jam Band charts for three months. Matt has also worked with Wanda Jackson, Ray Price, lyricist Robert Hunter, Rickie Lee Jones, Fastball, World Idol winner Kurt Neilson and many others live and in the studio. In 2021, Matt appeared on the Tonight Show with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians as well as playing keyboards and even co-writing three songs on the band’s last two albums “Rocket” (2018 Verve) and “Hunter and the Dog Star” (2021 Shuffle/Thirty Tigers). Matt released a solo gospel album “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” dedicated to his father in 2017 and the Matt Hubbard Trio released “Live at C-Boy’s” in 2019, both on Michabou Records.