Matt began to build his name on the Canadian circuit. He debuted with 2002’s One Size Never Fits, and followed with the likewise-warmly received Solo at Sessions (2004) and Live at Liberty House (2005). After playing the prestigious 2004 East Coast Music Awards, Matt continued cultivating crowds, appearing with Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, America, Loverboy, April Wine, and others. He signed with Busted Flat Records for a string of exalted albums: 2007’s Second Time Around, 2008 Something in Between, and 2009’s Piggyback. By 2009 Matt had become a frequent guest of Stuart McLEan’s CBC radio show “The Vinyl Café” and had completed his fourth tour of the UK, where The Times called him “Canada’s greatest guitarist.” In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge, which led to festival dates in France, Italy, and the US where he toured with Old Crow Medicine Show.