Matt Butler

Session Bassist/Multi-Inst

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I'm a professional session bass player and multi instrumentalist along with being an award winning recording and mixing engineer. Some of my credits include Darryl Worley, The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin, Jimmy Fortune and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers to name a few. I've mixed over 10 #1 songs on the country, gospel, and bluegrass charts.

I've spent over a decade of experience as an award winning session musician and engineer. I offer top of the line services for bass, fretless bass, upright bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, mixing and mastering.

In recent years I have won awards for engineering services including an IBMA award (Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers) and AGM award (Best Country Gospel Album/Dunaways). I've engineered and played on 10 consecutive Singing News Bluegrass Gospel chart #1 songs for Heaven’s Mountain Band. This #1 streak broke a record in the Singing News Magazine charts.

I have engineered and played on albums from some of the top artists in Gospel, Country and Bluegrass Music. Here is a partial artist listing: Larry Gatlin, Jimmy Fortune, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban and Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys), Joe Mullins, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Primitive QT, Barry Rowland & Deliverance, Heart 2 Heart, Williamsons, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Heaven's Mountain Band and many more. I have engineered for Steve Clark, the writer of multiple #1 country hit songs like, “Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody”/George Strait, “Living Proof,”/Ricky Van Shelton, “I’ll be Better Off in a Pine Box”/Doug Stone and top hits from artists like, Confederate Railroad, Randy Travis, and John Michael Montgomery and more.

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  1. Review by Riley
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    by Riley

    Phenomenal mixing engineer and bass player. Use this guy! You won’t regret it!

  2. Review by Brad Sullivan
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    by Brad Sullivan

    Matt is a great bassist, engineer, and producer. He helped engineer my album as well as playing some amazing bass lines. He also produced my last single and is as working currently on my next one. He has great musicians and his process is streamline. You won’t find a better guy or a better price. If you want great tracks with great sound, check him out. He’s the best!

  3. Review by David Tedeschi
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    by David Tedeschi

    Matt has been my go-to engineer and musician for a number of years over several projects. His expertise is of the highest caliber and his professionalism is unmatched. Matt's studio is engineered to match his high level of quality and he uses it accordingly. On a more personal level he is one of the nicest guys you will find in the industry to work with.

Interview with Matt Butler

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: A lot of country, pop, rock, funk, and jazz.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Listening to the artists wants and needs. Carefully crafting my par to envelope there vision to a T.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: Making sure my part in the project supports the song. The vocal and the lyric are stars off the show. Everything Ido needs to support it. It should never take away from it.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Neve 1073 UA1176 Teletronix LA2A Neumann U67 Shaw Audio Tube Injection

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: Get the work tape, chart the arrangement, cut the track(s), consolidate the files and send full res files to client.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: It’s set up for full tracking with tons of high end microphones, preamps, outboard gear with a fully acoustic treated space. Tons of high end instruments and amplifiers to use as well.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: All of the wonderful session musicians I play with in Nashville. James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Brent Mason, Joe Pass, Doyle Dykes, Jerry Reed, Dennis Chambers, Bryan Sutton

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Everything from full tracking to single instrument overdubs. Charts and arrangements. Mixing and mastering. The list is long!

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