As A Producer
Let’s Talk About Love
Matthew produced this landmark comeback album for his long time musical partner and friend Lurrie Bell. After many years of struggle and no recordings Lurrie Bell asked Matthew to produce this milestone album which put Lurrie’s career back on track and alerted the world to the fact that Lurrie Bell was still a force to be reckoned with. Matthew also plays harmonica on two of the tracks on this album.
The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
For most of his adult life Lurrie Bell wanted to do an acoustic Gospel/Blues CD that would tribute his years in Alabama playing church music at his deacon grandfather’s church. When Matthew undertook this project that was a bit outside of Lurrie’s normal “wheelhouse”, Skoller felt that the relationship between Blues and Gospel music needed to be addressed in song. He penned the title song The Devil Ain’t Got No Music which was nominated for song of the year by the Blues Awards in 2012. Skoller and Bell worked on this album for over two and a half years. The result was a stunning array of rave reviews from all over the world, the Prix Blues from the Academie Du Jazz in Paris, France and a Song of the Year Nomination (Blues Awards) for Skoller’s title cut The Devil Ain’t got no Music.
Chicago Blues: A Living History The (R)evolution Continues
Matthew co produced and played on this CD which won Traditional album of the year at the Blues Awards in 2012. He lent his production experience, deep knowledge of Chicago Blues history, and his harmonica to this project that is now being hailed by critics as one of the greatest Chicago Blues events of our time.