Drummer/Singer/Songwriter Herman Matthews has put together a unique blend of Blues, R&B and Soul on his debut CD “HOME AT LAST.”
Born and raised in Houston, Texas and now living in Los Angeles, Herman has worked and recorded with such acts as Kirk Whalum, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Tower Of Power, The Isley Brothers, Robin Thicke, Stevie Wonder, Everette Harp, Tiffany, George Duke, Meredith Brooks, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, and Sir Tom Jones just to name a handful. “HOME AT LAST” is Herman’s first effort as a solo artist. This CD is an organic blend of Blues, R&B and Soul. It pays tribute to the grooves of Stax, Motown, Atlantic, and the Big Easy. Featuring a vocal style that takes you on a musical journey. Treat yourself to uplifting listening experience.
"Home at last" is in the moment,sincere,gentle and way in the pocket.
To release "timeless" music is not an easy task.
Herman did not set out to do this,he just did it.
-"Seedy" Charley Drayton
"Herman's the guy for everybody, he’s versatile, he can adjust to any style. And he acts so much not like a drummer, that’s a good thing. I've been working with Herman since '94 both on stage and in the studio. He is to me, without a doubt, the most consistent and versatile drummer in our business today. But the thing that takes it over the top for me are his human gifts. In all these years, I've never seen him in a bad mood or with a negative attitude. Anyone who's played music long enough knows how rare that is. He's a class act and I admire him deeply."
Herman Matthews fully understands the role of the drummer. He never distracts or demands your attention. Everything is in its proper place, the music swings, the songs sound right, the singer sounds better and when you happen to look Herman's way, you feel good about life."
"I cannot tell you all how much i love playing with Herman. He is a deep groove and a deep man. It was a joy to work on this new project with him and i hope for many opportunities in the musical future. Herman, you are the man!!!!"