10:30 to 11:30 AM
Matt Yetter is the real deal: an old-school, slide guitar playing, harmonica-tooting country blues artist who characterizes music as “a way of making a connection to everybody all at once”.
Based out of Minnesota for the past 30 years, Matt only discovered he could sing in 2010 after years of playing electric lead guitar and mandolin in bands. He ventured out on his own with his resophonic slide guitar, harmonica, and newfound vocal skills… and delighted audiences. In came accolades and more opportunities to perform solo – which brought with it a positive energy that didn’t compare to being in a group – and Matt was hooked.
Regularly playing old-time, rootsy blues from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s all around Minneapolis, Matt’s created his own niche – a vibe that’s hard to come across anywhere else. Like many other jazz and blues musicians, Matt’s ideology is to “carry on the tradition of the music, do your own versions of some of the classic songs and make them your own, as well as contribute to the tradition.” That’s what he’s doing, from the jangle and slide of his guitar and the croon of his harmonica to his rich, compelling vocals.
“Making kids and their parents dance and smile over and over again makes me feel I'm doing something right,” says Matt. The proof is in the pudding, and Matt Yetter’s pudding is one helluva crowd favorite.