Described as “drawing from the honky-tonk and outlaw book of sounds”, Matt Masters is the versatile and much-loved country western singer stapled in Canada’s music industry. Named one of the 2022 Top 20 Compelling Calgarians by the Calgary Herald, Matt leads the house band at the historic King Eddy, hosts a program on CKUA Radio, and performs with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express. He was program leader for Alberta Music Cities at The National Music Centre, coordinator for the 125th Anniversary Programs at Lougheed House, event coordinator for Toronto Blues Society, produced at The Maples Blues Awards and CBC Radio, as well as founded and developed Canadian festivals and events such as the Spaghetti Western Music Festival.
Masters has taken his authentic Memphis inspired sound and proudly represented Canada all over the globe, including performing at Canadian NHL games, in the USA, Mexico, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy, and at the Canadian Embassies in Turkey and Austria. In the pandemic, he founded the quickly expanding Canadian company Curbside Concerts, employing over 100 musicians through Covid-19, while safely delivering live music to communities across the country, while additionally releasing his third full-length album, Everybody Loves A Winner. He’s gone on to receive nominations for Music Industry and Person of The Year at the YYC Music Awards, along with several Western Canadian Music Awards and Canadian Live Music Awards nominations for his work with Curbside Concerts, ultimately receiving a CLMA and an international Music Cities Award for Best Innovation to Support Musicians or Music in Cities.