Matt Linsin Group

Matt Linsin Group


The band combines the blues with funk, rock, and New Orleans jazz. We put an original spin on covers, and are currently writing material. Some artist that we cover include: Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal, and the Neville Brothers.


We are all very dedicated to this band. Not because we want to become rock stars and tour the world, but because we love the music we play. Further more, we have a blast playing that music.

To prove this dedication I'd like to share a quick story...

It was a hot summer night in 2005. We played the beer garden of a club that will remain anonymous. The gig went very well. We made several new fans that night.
As the evening came to an end, and we all found our way to our beds for the evening. The club owner suggested we could use the apartment up stairs from the beer garden. The horn section took him up on his offer. They gathered their things and made their way up the stair case. As they opened the door, the street lights spilled into the room, and out poured the stench of dog, must, and rotten meat. Once inside, they discovered there was no running water, no electricity, and there was an after hours party going on next door that went on until 7am. Using the street light they each found a place to lie down. Keith found a couch, Jim found a metal table of some kind, and Klaus found a bed. Just as they were able to close there eyes, the bugs started to crawl. They were infested with crabs and fleas. It was a restless night.

...but that's not why you called.

The horn section is from St. Louis, MO. The drummer and bass player live in the Quad Cities. Our guitarist lives in De Moine IA. Yours truly lives in Carbondale IL.

Set List


Mind on the Matter Harry Connic Jr.
How Do Ya'll Know Harry Connic Jr.
Hoochie Coochie Man Arrangement by Matt Linsin
In the Way Ani Defranco
You Can Leave Your Hat On Randy Newman
Tightrope Stevie Ray Vaughn
No Gettin' Over You
Bonnie Raitt
B-Movie Boxcar Blues
Blues Brothers
Use Me Bill Withers
The Fez Steely Dan
Night By Night Steely Dan
Diggin' On James Brown Tower of Power
Stix Cannonball Adderly
Shakey Ground Dilbert McClinton
Spanish Moon Little Feet
Life Is Hard Johnny Winter
What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson
Love and Happiness Al Green
Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston
Late in the Evening Paul Simon
Havin' a Real Bad Day Taj Mahal
Cake Walk Taj Mahal
Hey Pockey Way Neville Brothers
I Wish Stevie Wonder