Flinner, Matt


  • From Salt Lake City.
  • 1990, won the National Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas.
  • 1991, won the National Mandolin Championship. From that point on, decided to make the mandolin his primary instrument.
  • 1997, joined the Judith Edelman band
  • 1998, toured with Todd Phillips and David Grier.
  • Former bands: Sugarbeat, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, Tony Trischka.
  • 1999, recorded an album of duets with John Lowell (Wheel Hoss, Kane’s River). Also recorded with David Grier and Todd Phillips as a trio.
  • 2002, joined the Modern Mandolin Quartet in Manhattan, Kansas and toured with Leftover Salmon.
  • 2002, formed the Matt Flinner Trio.
  • 2006, his Trio began “Music du Jour” concerts featuring new compositions written on the day of the concert.
  • 2009, his Trio released its Music du Jour album (Compass).
  • 2012, his Trio released Winter Harvest album (Compass).
  • 2016, hit Trio released Traveling Roots album (Compass).