"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 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 third release, a collaboration with NYC-based vocalist Sara Serpa, is out now via Flood Music.

Matt also performs solo and leads a trio simply called "Matt Gold." He is a member of the duo Storm Jameson (with Jim Tashjian) and Hood Smoke, and plays in bands led by notable Chicago artists including Makaya McCraven and Greg Ward.