Hailing from Ohio, Louis Matteo came to New York with music in his heart. Since the mid-2000’s, Matteo made his dream a reality, playing alternative-rock music at venues throughout the city that host local independent musicians like him.
Recently, I met up with Matteo at a concert in Best Buy in Chelsea. After a set of songs that told contrasting stories through a rhythm similar to my favorite rock band Train, I talked with him for a bit.
From composing to performing, Matteo has been fascinated by all areas of music. When as a child, he fondly remembers his mother singing with him while his grandmother accompanied them on the keyboard. It was at the age of nine when he enrolled in private alto-saxophone lessons, which became a major turning point that led him to pursue a career in music. He further explains, “My fiery passion for music began to blossom and flourish from that point forward. As I dug deeper into every aspect, my love and appreciation for this creative outlet grew stronger and stronger.”