Matt Flinner




Recommended Listening:
Walking on the Moon
Matt Flinner Quartet
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Latitude
Matt Flinner
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The View From Here
Matt Flinner
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Music du jour
The Matt Flinner Trio
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Winter Harvest
The Matt Flinner Trio
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Traveling Roots
The Matt Flinner Trio
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Looking Back
Phillips, Grier and Flinner
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Phillips, Grier and Flinner
Phillips, Grier and Flinner
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Americana
The Modern Mandolin Quartet
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The Nutcracker Suite
The Modern Mandolin Quartet
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Multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Contest at Winfield Kansas in 1990, and took the mandolin award there the following year. Since then, he has become recognized as one of the premiere mandolinists as well as one of the finest new acoustic/roots music composers today. He has toured and recorded with a wide variety of bluegrass, new acoustic, classical and jazz artists, including Tim O’Brien, Frank Vignola, Steve Martin, Darrell Scott, the Modern Mandolin Quartet, Dave Douglas, Leftover Salmon, Alison Brown, The Ying Quartet, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

He has also recorded two Compass Records CDs and toured as part of Phillips, Grier and Flinner with bassist Todd Phillips and guitarist David Grier. His two solo CDs (also on Compass), “The View from Here” and “Latitude,” are now widely considered classics in the new acoustic/modern bluegrass style. His current group, the Matt Flinner Trio (with guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin), has forged new pathways in acoustic string band music with their three ground-breaking CDs: “Music du Jour”, “Winter Harvest”, and “Traveling Roots”.


Sample Track:  Big Bug Bop
(from "Winter Harvest")