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Matt Leddy & The Meatcutters


Matt Leddy & The Meatcutters - Texas Tomfoolery - 2006 - S & B Productions

Dubbed "Houston's Best Band" by TexasBluesMusic.Com, Matt Leddy shows quite clearly how he came to acquire that distinction - by knocked down smokin' Texas Blues with one fine guitar in the lead. Besides bass and drums, there's some harmonica and keyboards thrown in to make things just that much more exciting. The roadhouse is on fire with this generous set of 8 songs, and Matt keeps his "pedal-to-the-metal" tradition alive and well on this blastin' CD. If you like your blues to move and to have some grit and edge, "Texas Tomfoolery" is an excellent choice for you. These blues aren't polite; they stand up and speak to you. Good rockin' blues! © http://www.dwmmusic.com/order.asp?product=2014&artist=Matt+Leddy+and+The+Meat+Cutters&title=Texas+Tomfoolery&price=14.98

Great no messin' blues rock from a terrific rockin' Houston based band. These albums will never get much media attention or widespread distribution despite being the real article - good, "salt of the earth" blues rock played by bands who need more exposure. Matt Leddy & The Meatcutters are just one of many bands who would "knock the socks" off some of the manufactured, money driven blues rock bands today. Buy the band's "Prime Cuts" album. These bands are keeping real music alive and deserve more credit


1. Just A Little Bit - E. Washington / J. Thorton / P.Brown / R. Bass
2. T-Bone Shuffle - Aaron Walker
3. Shaky Ground - Bowen / Boyd / Hazel
4. Don't Cut Off Your Hair - Johnson
5. I Ain't Drunk - Liggins
6. Parchman Farm - Mose Allison
7. Mean Old World - Walter Jacobs
8. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker


MATT LEDDY - guitar, lead vocals
DAVE CARTER - guitar, vocals
R.J. KORNER - bass, backup vocals
DAVE ANGELL - drums, backup vocals


Matt Leddy & The Meat Cutters occupy a unique place in the annals of modern Texas Blues. On May 14, 1999, The Meat Cutters performed their first show at Silky's Blues Bar on Houston's historical Washington Avenue. That night's lineup included Matt Leddy (guitar and vocals), 13 year-old Matt Borger (drums), Erich Dolch (guitar) and Brock Proctor (bass). The name, The Meat Cutters can be attributed to one of Matt Leddy's friends from California, who decided that Matt needed an official blues handle, and dubbed him The Meat Cutter. Tony Vega made the name public. The rest is history. Since their inception on Washington Avenue that steamy night in May of 1999, The Meat Cutters have worked non-stop, playing nearly 200 shows each year, and opening for such blues luminaries as W.C. Clark, Mike Morgan, Rod Piazza, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Anson Funderburgh, Guy Forsythe, Burt Wills, Bugs Henderson, Kenny Neal, Omar and The Howlers, Texas Johnny Brown, Jake Van Wilks, Iron Butterfly, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Jimmie Vaughan, along the way. Throughout their history, The Meat Cutters have maintained a reputation for excellent musicianship and great entertainment, earning them the title of Houston's Best Blues Band (texasbluesmusic.com) in 2002 and Texas' Best Blues Band (Real Blues Magazine) in 2003. Such success can be attributed to Matt Leddy's enduring policy of hiring outstanding musician's, who's primary motivation for playing is their passion for the blues, who possess outstanding work ethics, and who sacrifice their individual needs for the overall interests of the band. The current line-up continues this incomparable tradition, as Matt Leddy (guitar, vocals), Dave Carter (guitar, vocals), Dave Angell (drums, vocals) and R.J. Korner (bass, vocals), collaborate to produce the Meat Cutter's famous Texas Roadhouse Sound! Blues Is Truth! © http://www.mattleddy.com/fr_history.cfm


Matt Leddy has only been performing since 1999, but has already shared the stage with Mike Morgan, Anson Funderburgh, Kenny Neal, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Bnois King, Sam Meyers, Mark May, Alan Haynes, Koko Taylor's Blues Machine, Sherman Robertson, Oscar O'Bear, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Andy "Too Hard" Williams, Texas Johnny Brown, Harlem Slim, Little Joe Washington, Rico Blues Combo, Scott McGill, Colin John and Arthur Neilson. In the process, Matt has led The Meat Cutters to the forefront of the Houston blues scene. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in New Jersey, Matt began playing drums at the age of 11. He eventually abandoned the drums for an athletic career the led him to UCLA, where (when not injured) he ran track & field and cross country, and later to road and track cycling and the 1996 Olympic Trials in Cycling. Upon retirement from cycling in 1996, Matt directed his energy toward music, specifically the blues. An avid music fan throughout his life, he picked up the guitar for the first time in 1998. Matt had no intentions of ever playing in public or in a band, and only started playing guitar to ease his work-related stress as a doctor. It was during a routine guitar lesson with Houston's Rom Ryan that Matt's musical potential surfaced. With Ryan's encouragement, Matt began attending weekly Wednesday night jam sessions at The Big Easy in Houston. One night at the Big Easy, Tony Vega saw Matt perform and invited him to join Tony on stage at one of Tony's shows. After a year of occasionally sitting in for a song or two with The Tony Vega Band, Matt started his own band, and in May of 1999, Matt Leddy and The Meat Cutters were born. Since 1999, Matt has worked hard to establish The Meat Cutters as one of Texas's top blues bands. Matt cites Mark May, Mike Morgan and Oscar O'Bear as mentors, and Johnny Winter, Sherman Robertson, Jimmy Reed, Lightning Hopkins, Anson Funderburgh, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal as additional musical inspirations. The son of drummer Ron Korner (Ronnie Milsap, Tony Joe White), R. J. Korner delights Meat Cutter fans nightly with his energetic, funky and in-your-face approach to the bass. Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, R.J. began playing guitar at the age of 13. At the age of 18, he began playing bass and within one year's time was playing regularly on the club circuit throughout Texas. R.J., who joined the band in 2005, cites Wes Claypool, Geddy Lee, Bob Korner and Mark Lowe as his principal musical influences, has played with such Texas bands as Herstory, The Todd Everwine Excursion, Turbulent and Space City Kings. Born in Aurora, Illinois, Dave Angell began playing drums at the age of nine in his grade school band and took private lessons from local drummer, Terry Miller. When Dave became experienced enough for performing, he joined other local musicians forming a few of the many 'garage bands' that became popular in the '70s. Dave continued to pursue his thirst for musical knowledge by performing many live jazz and classic shows within his high school music department. At 17, Dave began returning his musical knowledge back to the new wave of Aurora drummers providing lessons at a new local music store opened by his former instructor, Terry Miller. In the early 70's Dave changed his life's direction towards raising his two daughters Heather & Sara with his wife Robbie. Always dreaming of returning to music, Dave's chance came in 2002 when he retired and moved to Houston. Since his arrival in Houston he has played with Shotgun and Bayou Dawgs, Buddaka and Groove Grease. Dave joined The Matt Leddy Band in July of 2006. © http://www.mattleddy.com/fr_theband.cfm


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A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey,GP (No.1). Thanks a million, as always. TTU soon