I'm Matt Jordan. These are my blues.
An owner-operated shindig of low-down, mud-funky, N'awlinz-fueled piano-poundin' with a touch of lounge snobbery.
I play a strawberry-painted piano that I haul in my van. I dig the blues, study the music of New Orleans, and put on a rousing show of pianistry, stories, and humor. I play for bands, patrons, swing dancers, and random people on the street.
I became interested in music in high school. An Eric Clapton record turned me on to the blues, and so my fascination began. In college, as an escape from the culture of alcoholism, it became something I took seriously. My technique developed and my blues indoctrination solidified during two years playing organ with the Dennis McClung Blues Band.
After stepping out on my own, I fell in love with the music of Dr. John and became fascinated with the piano, especially New Orleans jazz. My chops blossomed with extra guidance from Soup Camel, Miss Freddye, and many kind professionals who reached out to help.
Now, under the tutelage of Tom Roberts of Pittsburgh, I am coming into my own zone as a performer and artist.
Props and thanks to...
God, my parents, my family, Tom Roberts, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Billy Preston, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jelly Roll Morton, Tuts Washington, Richard Tee, Jean Pierre, Jim Heath, Dennis McClung, Randy Franklin, Freddye Stover, Soup Camel, Earl Smith, David Johnson, Mike Goods, Bobby Floyd, Ben Alleman, Derek Trucks, Lucky Tubb, Stuart Baker, Tim McDermott, Greg Casile, Gregory Sejko, Tom Roberts, Emily Jo, Lisa Tamres, and the guys and gals of WVU Swing Dance.
You are the wind beneath my wings!