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

"Outstanding." - Dee Perry, NPR

"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 around the world and has performed on television and radio too. His main project is the guitar + drums duo SUN SPEAK. The duo has been praised for "combining the restrained virtuosity and microscopically intimate precision of a string quartet with the gentle playfulness and wide-open feel you hear in small-group jazz." (Chicago Reader) Their second album Sacred Rubble (ears&eyes records) was released in fall 2015.

Matt performs and records with great artists including Makaya McCraven, Sara Serpa, Greg Ward, Vincent Davis, and Jamila Woods.