Fassas’ Trip landed on WNCW’s Top 100 Albums this year. A hard hitting guitarist/songwriter with true musical style and finesse.

Matt Fassas


Fassas was born in Eastern Kentucky and grew up in the rural mountain town of Irvine. The son of a mother who painted animal portraits and ran an Arabian horse farm, and a father with a strong love for music in his own band, and an up and coming business. MF began to play guitar around age 10, and by age 15 was already teaching lessons as a part time job. The love of music in high school talent show bands became serious study in college. Fassas eventually found himself as a full time guitarist for hire in Upstate South Carolina

​Fast forward to now after 20 years of intense practice, writing songs, playing in a wide variety of bands, recording, jamming, teaching, learning, being completely submersed in music every day. The once proclaimed “child guitar guru” is now a man, and he is spreading his word.

​With influences spreading from the tall, proud mountains of Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour to the seas of sorrowful songwriters like Jeff Tweedy and Wilco or Ryan Adams, Fassas brings you on a ride across not just ups and downs, but across dimensions of joy and pain, clarity and sarcasm.

Genre: Bluegrass Jazz Classical Rock Classic Rock Southern Rock Acoustic Old-Time Folk Rock Indie Americana Country Folk Blues Reggae World Instrumental Comedy Drama Jam Motown Funk Swing Country Western Gypsy Jazz Celtic Singer Songwriter Atl Country Gospel Pop Hip-Hop Honky Tonk R&B Soul Story Teller Oldies Lawn Concert Private Event Brass Outlaw Country Big Band DJ Electronica Theater Dance Party Fundraiser Flamenco Pop Rock Special Event