Matthew Davis

Murfreesboro, TN (Banjo)


Matthew Davis, 17, began playing piano in 2006. In 2012, he started banjo. Matthew plays a variety of genres including Jazz, Celtic, and Classical. He won 1st place at the 2016 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, KS. He currently lives near Nashville and spends his free time composing new acoustic music. If he could pick up one more talent he says it would be the ability sight read music in real time. For AMS 2017 he is more looking forward to meeting the other applicants. According to Matthew, “It is rare to find other talented young musicians with any drive or passion, which makes the Acoustic Music Seminar an amazing opportunity.”

His advice to younger musicians: “Practice even when it seems like work, listen to inspiring music frequently, and always have fun at what you do.”

Find him on Instagram: mdavis_72