Brooklyn-based with New Jersey roots, Matt has played premier New York venues including Bowery Ballroom, Joe’s Pub and Gramercy Theatre and toured the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Matt’s live performance has been described as a “joyous roots sound strung through an urban outlet” (Village Voice). With a combination of his “silly yet sincere” persona (The Deli), improvisational stage antics, and infectious melodies, Matt generates a cozy atmosphere at his shows, transforming his audience into a small community. He has collaborated with filmmakers, puppeteers and playwrights, co-creating three music videos (two of which were featured at BAM’s Puppets on Film Festival) and composing and performing music for What Are You Eating? (Eric Wright), a St. Ann’s Puppet Lab piece about the human relationship with food. Most recently, he has been focusing his energies on a kids project called The Big Littles, which deftly walks the tightrope of making genuinely enjoyable music for kids and for grownups.