Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories

Drumming and Music Community with Matt McAlman

November 14, 2023 Matt McAlman Episode 54
Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories
Drumming and Music Community with Matt McAlman
Show Notes

Tuesday, November 14
Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories
Season 4, Episode 9: Matt McAlman

Seattle-based drummer, Matt McAlman, discusses his pursuits in music since a young age and pursuits beyond music now. With a focus on music business, logistics, and creating opportunities for the music community we hear Matt's experience bringing music to CHOP, getting involved in the music community through MoJam Mondays, and playing drums in space!

The origins of Marshall Law Band trace back to the fortuitous meeting of rapper Marshall Hugh and saxophonist Marty Thordarson, who became roommates during their college years. In 2017, they decided to form MLB and quickly enlisted the talents of Evan Robertson on bass, Matt McAlman on drums, Josh Richins on guitar, and Zack Olson on keys, all hailing from Snohomish County, Washington. Driven by their shared passion for effecting positive change and addressing social justice issues, the band wholeheartedly joined the local Seattle protests following the tragic death of George Floyd in 2020. Following a week of powerful performances at the protests, they channeled their experiences into heartfelt songs, which eventually became their debut album, 12th and Pine. The album was expertly produced by Jack Endino, renowned for his work with legendary acts such as Nirvana and Soundgarden. Since then, the Marshall Law Band has embarked on two successful European tours and garnered attention from prominent media outlets, including BBC News, CNN, the Seattle Times, and other major national and regional press.

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