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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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06
Feb

Matt visits Beethoven and Mozart in Prague

Well, not Beethoven and Mozart EXACTLY, but was able to view manuscripts of original works in their own hand during a recent visit to Prague's Lobkowicz Collection at Lobkowicz Castle.
The Collection's original scores include Beethoven's 4th and 5th symphonies and Mozart's re-orchestration of Handel's Messiah. 
As Matt put it, "...in the true sense of the word, awesome." 
Matt snapped this pic from the Lobkowicz Castle Cafe...
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26
Jan

Matt nominated for Top 40 and AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly

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The prestigious publication New Music Weekly has just announced its 2014 award nominees.

Matt Backer is nominated for Top 40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year and AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
The voting is OPEN so please visit
www.newmusicweekly.com
Choose New Music Awards in the left column and vote for Matt!

In 2013, Matt and Julian Lennon won the New Music Weekly award for Top 40 New Group/Duo of the Year.

Matt's just won the Independent Music Netrwork's Favourite International Artist Award.

So it's an exciting year already...and it is just January!


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25
Jan

Jan 29 and Jan 30-Matt Backer UK Tour

January 29 Matt Backer, Simon Edwards and Chuck Saba at 12 Bar Club
www.12barclub.com
January 30 Matt Backer, Simon Edwards and Chuck Saba at Jagz
 http://www.jagz.co.uk/events/

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25
Jan

Matt Backer at Key West Songwriters Festival May 7-11, 2014

It's just been announce that Matt will be performing during the 19th annual Key West Songwriters Festival May 7-11, 2014. Venues and showtimes are to be announced later. 

 

http://www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com/ 
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20
Jan

Guitar of the Day: 1970 Martin D28

Acoustic beauty.....
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