Video clip: Finnriver Orchard opening day

Here's a mostly instrumental video clip of 'Broke Down Inside' off the new record, from the opening day of Finnriver Orchard in the heart of Chimacum, WA on Sept 9, 2015. Chris Herbst played dobro and sang, Danny Barnes played « Continue »

Blackpot Camp and Fest

It's been a busy summer with lots of irons in the fire - not much posting here. But October means it's time to pack the buggy and head down to the Blackpot Camp in Eunice, LA and the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette. If you've never « Continue »

FAI Winter Music Camp

Thrilled to be returning to the Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp for the second year in a row. I'll teach two classes on improvisation for mandolin, the second one on Sunday will be geared towards beginners. I'll also be helping « Continue »

New Release Just Around the Corner

My first solo release of all original songs will soon be available soon on Minner Bucket Records, a cassette label founded by Danny Barnes. This first release is a series of remixes featuring the sonic technique 'barnyard « Continue »

2015 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes

Immersion is my favorite way to both learn and teach music, and it's with great joy that I'll be tutoring mandolin at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes for a whole week this coming summer. Imagine mingling with original « Continue »

Danny Barnes & Matt Sircely – NW spin (PT, Eug, Hood River, PDX)

Excited to join up with Danny Barnes for a handful of Northwest shows in Port Townsend, Eugene, Hood River and Portland from Sept. 29-Oct 2 (Mon-Thurs). If you don't have the sircely and barnes live tape, you might want to click « Continue »

Barnes & Sircely press pics

Getting ready to hit the road for a few dates with Danny Barnes at the end of September. Here are some press photos for disbursement, courtesy of James Curtis. http://mattsircely.com/danny-barnes-matt-sircely-press-photos/ « Continue »

Black Pot Camp ’14

Stoked to be leading the mandolin department at Black Pot Camp this year, working alongside some of my favorite musicians. Black Pot Festival is not to be missed, and it's time to start thinking about the week before - Black Pot « Continue »

Blugrass Unlimited Article on David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis Label

The article I contributed to Bluegrass Unlimited about David Grisman's Acoustic Oasis label is online for your viewing pleasure. Was quite an honor to hear the Dawg tell stories of his work as a record producer. « Continue »

Announcing the Articles Page

Check out the articles page, which lists all the details, including links to the ones that are available online. Fretboard Journal back issues are still available for others, and please stay tuned, as there will be some exciting « Continue »