Matt Glickman, the rising star in the New England jam scene, has just dropped his highly anticipated live album, “Live from Starks, Maine 10.1.22,” on this day. Glickman, known for his prowess as a keyboardist, singer, and songwriter, has been making waves in the music industry with notable collaborations, prestigious performances, and associations with legendary figures.

The album, recorded live, captures a significant moment in Glickman’s artistic journey. One standout feature is the 20-minute solo-acoustic rendition of Phil Lesh’s “Unbroken Chain,” showcasing Glickman’s musical finesse and deep connection with the material. However, the album goes beyond the music, delving into the artist’s personal struggles with mental health, particularly influenced by the impact of COVID-19 and the loss of his mother in 2020. In the midst of these challenges, Glickman manages to channel his emotions into an authentic and heart-rending musical experience. The presence of Darby Sabin’s vocals adds another layer of beauty to the album. Sabin, known for collaborations with Grateful Dead members Oteil Burbridge and Tom Constanten, complements Glickman’s sound seamlessly.

Glickman’s stage experiences with artists like Andy Frasco and the U.N.Karina Rykman, and an opening act for Emmy Award-winning Maggie Rose and Grammy-winning Kabaka Pyramid, further underscore his standing in the music scene. The album reflects not only Glickman’s personal journey but also his collaborations with renowned musicians. Born and raised in NYC, Glickman’s musical roots trace back to intensive classical training, exploring the works of classical maestros like ChopinBeethoven, and Mozart. However, his exposure to the vibrant scene in Greenwich Village during high school opened up a world of art and activism, shaping his unique inspirations drawn from spell books, revamped stories of crossroads, and deep acoustic jams.

Glickman’s admiration for Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter’s dark narratives and his formal training at Berklee College of Music have influenced his distinctive approach to music. Grateful Web acknowledges Glickman’s rising star, describing his music as a journey that “delves deep into the heart of jamband music, but with a twist.” Beyond the album, fans can anticipate Glickman’s involvement in the upcoming Yardbirds release, ‘Family Tree II.’ Glickman expresses his gratitude for the experience, stating, “Meeting and playing with your heroes is a priceless experience that they don’t teach you how to handle in art school.”

As Glickman’s musical journey unfolds, the excitement surrounding his future endeavors is palpable. From deeply personal albums to collaborations with revered artists, his impact on the jam scene is undeniable. As he carves out his legacy, fans can eagerly await the surprises and musical gems Glickman has in store. “Live from Starks, Maine 10.1.22” is not just a collection of songs; it’s a sonic exploration of the human experience. Glickman’s ability to channel his emotions into music is a testament to the transformative power of art. The album invites listeners to immerse themselves in the ebb and flow of emotions, creating an intimate connection between the artist and the audience.

In a musical landscape often characterized by predictability, Matt Glickman’s debut live album stands out as a breath of fresh air. It’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, the healing power of music, and the boundless creativity of an artist on the cusp of greatness. As Glickman continues to navigate the complexities of life and art, “Live from Starks, Maine 10.1.22” stands as a milestone in his burgeoning career, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating what musical landscapes he will explore next. Stay tuned for more updates as his journey continues to captivate audiences and solidify his place in the musical landscape.