On his sophomore release entitled This Time Around, guitarist Matt Marshak delivers funkier rhythms and several tracks with hip urban undertones. While the new album still features Matt's classic late-night smooth sound, there are a number of tracks with beats to get your blood pumping, fingers tapping and your feet contemplating the dance floor.
This Time Around features such well-known musicians as Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon, Chris Botti), Dwayne Kerr (Erikah Badu), Arty White (Alicia Keyes), Tim Regusis (Jonathan Butler, Najee), Dean Kraus (Taylor Dane, Phoebe Snow), Danny Sadownic (Richard Bona, Nelson Rangell), and Mario Cruz (Jaco Pastorius).
It also includes several tracks with impressive production credits. "Shake it Again" was co-written and produced by Carl Burnett (Boney James, Paul Brown, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford) and "Wonderful Tonight" was produced David Mann (Tower of Power, Chuck Loeb, Wayman Tisdale, Steve Cole).
Matt has been charming audiences in and around New York for the last few years and his popularity is steadily increasing. As part of his Best New Artist win, Matt was given radio airplay and opened for the Guitar & Saxes concert in New York's Bryant Park featuring Golub, Richard Elliot and Peter White where he received fantastic audience response.
Matt was the featured performer at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS Walk, in Jones Beach. This June he will also be opening for Spyro Gyra at the Brookhaven Amphitheater.