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Telephone: (360) 301-3789
Mandolinist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Matt Sircely leads the diverse roots band New Forge, is a founding member of the string swing ensemble Hot Club Sandwich, contributes articles and transcriptions to music journals and is frequently sought as a music instructor in the Northwest.
Listen to samples of Matt's music on the "listen page".
Matt Sircely is currently recording his first solo album for Danny Barnes' cassette & download label Minner Bucket Records, composing recordings with New Forge, and is preparing a fifth record with Hot Club Sandwich.
The most recent Hot Club Sandwich CD, "And If Only," available on David Grisman's Acoustic Oasis Label, features an appearance by Dan Hicks, and is likely available for request on your local radio station.
Mandomorphosis 2010 features Orville Johnson, Michael Connolly, David Tiller, Pete Frostic, Adam Larrabee, and Matt, and was produced by Scott Schaffer. The tunes are original and spontaneous with wild improvisations.
You can also listen to some of the Kelley & The Cowboys recording here, engineered by Joel Savoy in Opelousas, Louisiana with Kelley Breiding on vocals, Ray Wood on guitar, Nick McMillian on bass, Glenn Fields on drums, Joel on the fiddle, and Matt on electric mandolin.
The "articles page" offers full listing of Matt's contributions to music journals over the years, including links to several articles in
The Fretboard Journal recently posted an archived article, "The Grandfather of Bluegrass: Wade Mainer's First 99 Years," originally published in Issue #3 of FJ in 2006. Wade passed away on September 12th, leaving a great legacy of contribution to American music. Wishing the best for Julia Mainer and their wonderful family.