‘The Valentine Sessions’, the new album by Matt Rollings was inspired by his early love for piano jazz trios which had a huge influence on him as a young musician. The ten-track album was cut live with no headphones, fixes, or overdubs, and takes listeners on a beautiful journey through slow and mid-tempo grooves, blues riffs and ends with a classic waltz. Unlike his previous album, ‘Matt Rollings Mosaic’ which featured an array of iconic talents like Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett and the Blind Boys of Alabama, ‘The Valentine Sessions’ takes on a more stripped down and organic approach. It’s simply piano, bass and drums.
Matt Rollings started playing piano at nine years old and has been a successful studio and touring musician, composer, arranger, and producer for over the past forty years. He has won two Grammy awards as a producer and has played on over 1,500 records throughout the course of his career. His credits include records by legendary artists such as Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Mavis Staples.