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Matt Masters

It’s an understatement to say that Matt Masters came to CKUA knowing a thing or two about music. With over 20 years as a musician and more than 1,400 gigs under his belt, the Calgarian has been immersed since teenagerhood.

Matt grew up in downtown Calgary. He got into music as a high school student and by his early 20s, was putting on shows and performing his own shows. He finished a history degree at the University of Calgary and put in a few years working at the Toronto Blues Society and gigging in Toronto. “By the end of 2004 I knew it was time to hit the road, so I bought a van and started touring,” he says. Hundreds upon hundreds of shows later, he’s still performing.

His musical tastes paint a very wide brush stroke. From hip-hop to opera, from jazz to rock ‘n’ roll, if it’s high-quality, Matt’s interested. “If it’s got a good beat or a sweet groove, if it’s got a hook you can’t deny or overwhelming complexity, there’s a good chance I’m going to play it,” he says.

Matt’s inspiration and influences are often found in his local and national music community. He’s always keeping an eye out for one more amazing song. “I get lots of songs from old records, weird kids’ music and social media,” says the father of three.

He appreciates that he can talk about flamenco music on CKUA just as easily as hard rock. And that no matter how much he learns on any given subject, there will always be a listener out there who knows more and wants to share. When he’s not spinning records or singing on a stage, Matt spends most of his time with his wife and little ones. That and working on his vintage cowboy shirt collection.

Matt Masters
Join Matt Masters every afternoon for an adventurous mix of music and the fascinating stories around the tracks he plays.

His program paints with a very wide brush stroke, from the newest release to a 100-year-old vintage cut. From hip hop to opera, from jazz to rock and soul, Matt plays it all.

Shows
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Alternative, Eclectic
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Alternative, Eclectic
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Alternative, Eclectic
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Alternative, Eclectic
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Alternative, Eclectic