"Indeed, it was Gold’s tremendous skills on the guitar that set up the most impressive moments..." - Wesleyan Argus

"Gold's talents on electric and classical guitar give him many options, yet there's a great deal of focus throughout." - Nextbop


Matt Gold is a guitarist and composer based in Chicago, IL. His work pulls from diverse traditions of electric and acoustic music. Matt has given his guitar a good strum or two in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, and has written music for films as well. His work has been praised for "combining the virtuosity and precision of a string quartet with the playfulness of small-group jazz" (Chicago Reader). Matt's trio music features electric bassist Bryan Doherty and drummer Jeremy Cunningham, and draws on folk and experimental music to create wide-reaching sonic atmospheres that surround his clear, deliberate melodies. He also co-leads the instrumental duo Sun Speak (with drummer Nate Friedman) and the singer/songwriter duo Storm Jameson (with vocalist/guitarist Jim Tashjian). As a guitarist and collaborator, Matt performs and records with artists including Makaya McCraven, Greg Ward, Sara Serpa, Hood Smoke, and Jamila Woods. He co-curates the Flood Music concert series and record label.