Hi. I’m Matt Bruno and I play music.
I started playing guitar around 1995 and since have been in love with music. While I play many instruments including guitar, bass, banjo, piano, and uke, since 2005 I’ve been focused on playing mandolin and related instruments (acoustic mandolin, mandocello, electric octave 5 string mandolin etc).
This site is a collection of my musical journey through life. Some of the material is original, other material is not. I play a variety of styles including Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Jamgrass, Rock, Folk, and whatever else sounds good to me at the time. In all cases, my goal is to make the music as much “mine” as I can. To put my stamp on it. I’m always up for playing music and always up to learn – and luckily I’m usually able to do both.
I play in a few bands at any given time. Right now my primary projects are playing with The Big Decisions (www.thebigdecisionsband.com), Brown Party Liquor String Band (www.facebook.com/brownpartyliquorstringband), and my solo projects (mostly on this site like here). In addition, I sit in with bands like Blue Creek Bluegrass (www.bluecreekband.com).
I also have been teaching a variety of styles of music (on multiple instruments) for over 20 years. If you are interested in lessons, please head to the Contact Page and let me know!
If you like what you hear and want to find out where I’m playing you can visit my various band sites and/or let me know by reaching out to me here.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.