Matt Shipman

Matt Shipman is a performer and teacher of acoustic and traditional music. Matt and his wife Erica Brown have been music educators for over 12 years and recently opened a teaching studio in their Portland, Maine, home called Darlin’ Corey Studios where they give lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Matt performs with Erica in a duo Darlin’ Corey, as well as with Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, High Range, and Boghat, a traditional Irish band. Although guitar and mandolin were his first loves, he also plays bouzouki and clawhammwer banjo. He received his degree from Vermont College, a self designed major of Traditional Music Studies. Matt has put out recordings with High Range and Erica Brown and has also released two recordings of his own; most recently ‘When Evening Falls’ with Darlin’ Corey. Matt currently resides in Portland. Matt’s websites:,