Mat Stokes is a multi-instrumentalist singer, specializing in old-timey blues, rags, jazz, and
traditional American music.
Though often claiming to have written these tunes himself, his songbook covers a wide swath of influence. From Blind Blake to Uncle Dave Macon hopping across genres in between like a highly curated runaway train.
Songs about love, whiskey, dice games, and death, paint a picture as true as his era costume and gear. These songs
take you back to a time when it was all played live by rambling musicians moving from town to town.
Mat’s bad jokes and foot stomping, fun delivery has wowed literally dozens of audience members over the past 15
years. He has played to many open mics, bars, house parties, and burlesque reviews in the North Bay and Connecticut
areas. Recently he had a taste of his first festival experience (Collinsville Hot) and can’t wait to continue down that path.