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Matt Backer was born in New Orleans in a log cabin he helped build. He has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, the Caribbean, and Leamington Spa.
He is a waste of a good education, residing in London with his wife and children.

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13
May

Robert Johnsons Birthday at The Green Parrot

Matt joined Bill Blue and Larry Baeder at the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West May 8 to celebrate the birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson.
Borm on May 8, 1911, Robert Johnson's 1936 and 1937 recordings still influence musicians. His life and music left an indelible mark in history. He died puportedly of strychnine poisoning after being handed a bottle of tainted liquor by the husband of a woman he'd been flirting with at a juke joint in Greenwood Mississippi. He was 27 years old.

Big thanks to Ralph De Palma for this excellent photo!

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13
May

A fantastic time at The Key West Songwriters Festival

This photo pretty much says it all. Matt's time in Key West was spent playing and recording music, performing at the legendary Margaritaville and the ultra posh La Concha Resort as part of the Key West Songwriters Festival 2014 and DIVING! Matt also was featured on Pirate Radio Key West. He's a perennial favorite at the station and gets a ton of airplay.
Back home in London now...but sure to be off somewhere soon...
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06
May

Recently played.....

Matt performed with ABC last week in the lovely City of Cathedrals, Durham, UK.
He played two of his favorite guitars. The Desert Sand Custom Shop Strat is an all time treasure and Matt also spent time on stage with his Gibson Flying V. A good time was had by all....
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30
Apr

Off to the US for Key West Songwriters Festival

The Key West Songwriters Festival started as a small event in 1995 featuring Mickey newbury and Shel Silverstein. In 1996, the performance rights organization, BMI, stepped in and the event has grown to the multi day event it is now. The festival has five days and nights of more than 30 free shows, scattered at spots all around the island, from the Smokin Tuna to The Green Parrot and local hotels and restaurants.

Matt will be performing Wednesday May 07 at Margaritaville at 9:30pm and also at La Concha (poolside) Friday may 9 at 1:00pm.
In between performances, he'll be hanging with his producer, Ian Shaw, who is now a resident of Key West. Matt will be using his time in Key West to finish his new record GET BACKER..and have fun..of course!
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30
Apr

ABC Bandmate Lily Gonzalez releases new record

Matt's bandmate in ABC and great friend, Lily Gonzalez, is release a new solo record this spring. Opening Old Wounds features Lily's exceptional songwriting and stunning voice.
"Matt is a dear friend, confidante, close collaborator on the session scene and he was kind enough to play guitar on my material. He's not your run of the mill kind of guy, in any sense of the word which is probably what makes him a great songwriter & guitar player." said Lily recently.
Good luck on your new record Lily!
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