Matthew Skollar is one of Chicago’s most respected harp blowers and blues bandleaders. For the past 20 years, he has played in all of Chicago’s heaviest showcase venues and toured much of the world with his super tight ensembles. Deeply rooted in the tradition of the Chicago blues elders with whom he worked and studied, Skoller has developed a unique style that conjures the past while being firmly planted in the present. His blues wardrobe clothes a range of original songs whose subject matter comments on many of the issues and realities of life during this age of technology, information, and upheaval. Skoller is known for his fiery and engaging performances, combines passionate harp playing and singing with original songwriting and prodigious production skills.