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Matt Rollings
Matt is a Grammy Award-winning composer, keyboard player and record producer. Known mainly for playing in Lyle Lovett's Large Band, Matt has worked with many artists. Rollings won the 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album' Grammy Award in 2016 for producing the Willie Nelson studio album Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin. Other artists he has worked with include Billy Joel, Peter Wolf, Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Larry Carlton, Johnny Cash, Kathy Mattea, Mark Knopfler, Queensrÿche, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, Mark Schultz, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Martin Taylor, Richie Sambora, Blues Traveler, and Johnny Hallyday.
Matt released the jazz album Balconies in 1990 on MCA Masters, featuring John Pattituci and Carlos Vega. He was featured on Mark Knopfler's 2004-2005 Shangri-La world tour as a keyboardist, and toured with him again starting in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Also in 2007, Rollings participated in the production of the album Psalngs, the debut release of Canadian musician John Lefebvre.
In 2018, Matt toured with Alison Krauss, produced Blues Traveler’s thirteenth studio album Hurry Up & Hang Around, and also received two GRAMMY nominations for his work producing Willie Nelson’s My Way: Willie Nelson Sings Sinatra (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals).
contact: info@mattrollings.com
homepage: mattrollings.com
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Close Your Eyes
Blue Coast Records (digital only)
Jenna Mammina, vocals
Paul McCandless, soprano sax, English horn
André Bush, guitar
Rolf Sturm, guitar
Rob Burger, accordion
John R. Burr, piano
Matt Rollings, piano, organ
James Genus, bass
Derek Jones, bass
John Mader, drums

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