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Matt Thomas

With over a decade of touring and competitions across the world, Matt Thomas has crafted one of the biggest guitar sounds in the industry today! With mind blowing techniques and deep songwriting, Thomas takes the audience on a wild ride of melodic and theatrical highlights that transports listeners to an imaginary world. With stories files with scientific knowledge and wonder, he not only brings listeners a world-class performance... but also educates and challenges our everyday patterns in life. Thomas uses some of the most complex technology to bring the audience along the journey with him, including 4 individual pick-ups that are sent to a psychedelic array of pedals to achieve a larger-than-life sound.  Seeming like a mad-scientist, Thomas combines technological wizardry and a plethora of guitar techniques such as Percussion, Flamenco, Classical, Bluegrass, Jazz, Swing, Blues, and Acoustic Rock to sound like a complete full band.

Matt Thomas' awards and accolades include:

1st Place International Fingerstyle Collective Competition 2019

1st place International Contemporary Thumbpicking 2006

1st place International Open Thumbpicking 2006

1st Place International Open Thumbpicking 2007

Kentucky Hall of Fame Inductee 2007

Winfield 3rd place International Fingerstyle Championship 2017

We are thrilled to have Matt perform as the reigning winner of the 2019 Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival. You will not want to miss this world-class musician.