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Masterclass at Six String Ranch 

August 19, 2017

Chris and I had a blast teaching an all day masterclass on improvisation at Six String Ranch!  Thanks to all who signed up and to Matt Smith for having us!  

Matt Read and Chris McQueen on Eklektikos with John Aielli

March 7, 2017

Chris and I were on the program Eklektikos with John Aielli today.  We had a great time and John is the best!  If you missed the broadcast you can check out this link to hear the full interview and three tracks from our album Western Theatre.  Thanks for listening!  - Matt 


New Album Western Theatre Available Now!

January 17, 2016

Western Theatre is now available on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and can be purchased (digitally or physical copy) on our Bandcamp page!  This record features six original compositions by Chris McQueen (3 time Grammy winning band Snarky Puppy) and myself.  The music was also recorded live to video which can be viewed at our YouTube channel here.  We really hope you enjoy the music and thanks so much for listening!  

New Demo Video For Collings Traditional Series 

November 4, 2016

I had the privilege of recording a few demo videos for Collings Guitars to help debut their new Traditional Series guitars.  They are fantastic instruments and it's always a pleasure to work with everyone over there!  Click this link to see the video.  

New Album Coming Soon!  

November 3, 2016

One of my favorite guitarists and people Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy, Foe Destroyer) and I recently recorded a duo acoustic guitar record at Scotch and Coda Production's studio.  The album will feature six original compositions recorded live with no overdubs and accompanied by video.  Expected to release early 2017.  Stay tuned! 

First Year On Earth Album Worn Road Available Now! 

August 5, 2016

We're very excited to release our debut full length album Worn Road available on iTunes, Spotify, and generally everywhere you find new music.  We recorded this album over three days at Church House Studio in Austin, TX.  It was recorded live with minimal overdubs in post production.  Hope you enjoy it!   

Collings Guitars Artist

June 29, 2016 

I am very honored and grateful to be featured on Collings Guitars artist page!  Collings are made right here in Austin, TX and are some of the finest instruments in the world.  Thank you Mark, Alex, and Steve!  I also shot some videos for them in their studio to feature their new line of "Traditional Series" guitars that will be out soon.  

New Guitar Improvisation Clip

April 29, 2016 

This one features myself doing an improvisation.  If you like what you see/hear and want more just click here.  

Thanks for watching and feel free to say hi anytime through the contact page!  

Scotch and Coda Productions 

January 7, 2016

Scotch and Coda Productions is a partnership between my friend and composing partner Nate Rendon and myself. We compose music for all types of media.  Check out www.scotchandcoda.com for all the latest updates and check out some of the work we have done so far.  Thanks for listening, supporting, and sharing!  

First Year On Earth 

September 19, 2015

Very happy to be a new member of the band First Year On Earth!  We're currently in the process of writing new material that will be out in 2016.  Check out the website and Facebook page for more info about the group and the latest updates.    

New Record Available Now! 

May 5, 2015

My new record entitled Onward is available now in many formats.  You can stream for free on this website by clicking the "onward" tab, or by clicking the sound cloud icon at the bottom of any page.  Onward is also available to purchase in digital format on iTunes and CDbaby.com where you can also purchase a physical copy.  Thanks for listening and please share with anyone you think might enjoy it!  - Matt 


Audio/Video Recordings 

February 23, 2015

Very excited to announce I will be doing audio and video recordings for Hill Country Guitars!  One of the finest guitar stores I've ever stepped foot in owned and operated by some of the finest people.  Over the next several months all guitars will have an audio or video sample attached to them on their website done by myself. Check out www.HillCountryGuitars.com or find them on Facebook

Out East

January 2, 2015 

   New Record Coming Soon! 

November 24, 2014

I'm currently in the process of recording my second solo acoustic guitar record which should be finished by the end of the year.  Stay tuned!  


August 19, 2014

I'm pleased to announce the launch of mattreadguitar.com and I look forward to sharing new content with you as it is created!