Matt Hickman is a talented, self-taught banjo player following in his grandfather’s footsteps. At age eleven, his parents bought him his first banjo and he soon began to learn the clawhammer style of playing. Matt’s desire to play “bluegrass” style began when he was introduced to Earl Scruggs’ music. Over the years he honed his skills in not only Scrugg’s style, but melodic as well. He has performed with many bands such as Long Meadow Mining Company, Red Moon, Southern Sage, and Hickory Ridge. In addition to playing banjo, Matt is an accomplished instrumental song writer as well.