STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 2

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

In this episode Jared talks about his approach to playing guitar and little bit about gear.


For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:
mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 1

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

In this episode Jonathan talks about finding his voice in the drum kit.

For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:
mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

So To Speak – Brett Amory, Episode 5

I asked Kevin Thomson, a guitarist in the band Enablers, to improvise a piece of music based on one of Brett Amory’s paintings.

Brett Amory is a painter working out of West Oakland. After growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, he moved to San Francisco to study art. In 2009 he hit his stride when his “Waiting” series caught attention with its depiction of ambiguous urban spaces, occupied by a lone character.

His first New York solo show, titled “Dark Light”, opens June 30th at Jonathan Levine Gallery.

For more info about Brett, go to brettamory.com

For more info about Kevin and Enablers, go to enablers.bandcamp.com/​