Matt Hubbard (musician)

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Matt Hubbard
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Background information
Birth nameMatthew William Hubbard
Born (1970-12-22) December 22, 1970 (age 48)
GenresCountry, Rock, R&B
InstrumentsKeyboards, trombone, harmonica, vocals
Years active1990s-present
Associated actsWillie Nelson
7 Walkers

Matthew Hubbard is an American musician best known for his work with Willie Nelson and with the band 7 Walkers.[1]


Matt Hubbard began his career by studying electronic music at Oberlin Conservatory. He began working with Willie Nelson in 1998 and has been running Nelson's home studio in Luck, TX since 2000. Matt co-produced Willie Nelson's "Rainbow Connection" (Island/Def Jam 2001) which was nominated for the Country Album of the Year Grammy Award. He has also done extensive work as a recording engineer and session musician playing keyboards, harmonica, trombone and other instruments. Some of the artists Matt has performed with and/or recorded include Ray Price, Archie Bell, Billy Bob Thornton, Papa Mali, Calvin Russell, Carolyn Wonderland, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen.[2] He played harmonica on Fastball's Keep Your Wig On and trombone and harmonium at their singer, keyboardist and bass guitarist Tony Scalzo's solo album My Favorite Year. He also played keyboards on the soundtrack for Babe: Pig in the City."

In 2009 he joined 7 Walkers, a band with former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Meters bassist George Porter, Jr. and guitarist Papa Mali.[3][4]


  1. ^ Matt Hubbard credits at AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Matt Hubbard biography at JamBase. Retrieved December 20, 2010
  3. ^ Powell, Austin. (November 26, 2010) "Swampadelic: 7 Walkers Rise from the Dead", The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved December 20, 2010
  4. ^ Schwartz, Greg M. (May 17, 2010) 7 Walkers concert review: Driftwood, Texas, April 17, 2010 at PopMatters. Retrieved December 20, 2010

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