Matthew Davis is an up and coming banjoist in the world of new acoustic music, and elsewhere. His influences include artists like Béla Fleck, Donald Fagen, the Punch Brothers, Julian Lage, and many others. Growing up playing piano, it wasn’t until Matthew was 12 years old when he decided to pick up the banjo for the first time. Since then, he has continued to improve himself as a musician with a strong desire to find ways to take the banjo into new musical areas. Matthew’s list of achievements include the 2016 National Banjo Champion, 2016 & 2017 Acoustic Music Seminar Alumni, and the 2017 Rockygrass Banjo Champion. He currently studies jazz at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in Ann Arbor, MI.