Producer/Pianist Matt Rollings To Release First New Album In Three Decades

Matt Rollings and Lyle Lovett. Photo:

Nashville-based pianist Matt Rollings is releasing his first solo album in over 30 years, Matt Rollings Mosaic, on Aug. 14. The album will be available for pre-order beginning today (4/16), and includes the new single, a cover ofAccentuate The Positive,” featuring his longtime friend and collaborator for more than three decades, Lyle Lovett.

Rollings invites some other big-name friends to lend their talents to the new album as well, including guest vocals from Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, The War And Treaty, Molly Tuttle, Buddy Miller, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Alison Krauss, and Vince Gill, among others. The project combines his own originals with timeless classics and some of the more famous tunes he’s performed over the years.

“I’m a piano player,” says Rollings. “I’ve made a career out of listening deeply and supporting other artist’s visions, and that’s brought a lot of joy and meaning into my life. With this record, though, it was time for me to explore my own vision. I called this album Matt Rollings Mosaic not only because it’s a mosaic of styles and genres and artists, but because I feel like I’m a mosaic myself. I love being a performer and a writer and an arranger and a producer, but so often, you’re made to feel like you have to pick just one. With this record, I got to choose them all.”

Matt Rollings Mosaic tracklist:
1) Take Me To Mardi Gras (ft. The War and Treaty)
2) Accentuate The Positive (ft. Lyle Lovett)
3) Stay (ft. Alison Krauss with Vince Gill)
4) Wade In The Water (ft. The War and Treaty with The Blind Boys of Alabama)
5) If I Had A Boat (ft. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott)
6) Spirits In The Material World (ft. Charlie Greene)
7) When You Loved Me Still (ft. Heidi Talbot)
8) That Lucky Old Sun (ft. Lyle Lovett, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Willie Nelson)
9) I’ll Come Knocking (ft. Lukas Nelson with Molly Tuttle and Buddy Miller)
10) Slumber My Darling (ft. Heidi Talbot with John McCusker)
11) Pontiac

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