Band Member Bios

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a consummate performing musician. He first gained national exposure wowing sold-out audiences as the “Piano Man” in the First National Tour of the Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp Tony-award winning musical “Movin’ Out.” In 2005, the Texas State Senate honored Matt with a resolution for his achievements in the area of Fine Arts. Most recently, Matt was accepted to the 2016 - 2018 Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. Matt continues to tour with his band, headlining numerous public, private, and social events of all sizes.

Kristi Foster Grider

Kristi Foster Grider

Kristi Foster Grider received her bachelors degree in music performance from Baylor University, and traveled to Los Angeles in 2003 to perform on ABC's "All American Girl."  After moving to Austin, TX in 04, she began singing in local bands and performing backup vocals for her hubby, Josh Grider.  She has been teaching voice, piano, and guitar lessons for 12 years, and she currently teaches an early childhood music class in New Braunfels, TX where she lives with her musician husband and their two sons.  Kristi has performed in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC, in the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, at the White House, and has leant her vocals to the Official "Grease" video game for Wii by Paramount Pictures.  She is a featured musician with The Texas Heritage Music Foundation, and she appeared along side her husband on a couple of episodes of "Troubador Texas," a television show chronicling the lives of Texas musicians..

Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams

Fifteen years of living and performing in New York City included Kenny’s Broadway debut in Disney’s hit musical The Lion King as well as a role in the world premiere production of The Color Purple: the musical, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey. In addition, Kenny starred in the national tours of the musicals Grease! and Smokey Joe’s Café. Most recently, this ever-evolving performer has shined in several Zach Theatre productions including critically acclaimed Sophisticated Ladies, where he starred as the “Raconteur” opposite Tony award winner Jennifer Holiday. In 2008 Kenny made his concert debut in New York City, and went on to grace the stages of Joe’s Pub, B.B. King’s, S.O.B’s, BAM Cafe and the legendary jazz club, Birdland.

Kevin Flatt

Kevin Flatt

With a Bachelors Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Texas in Austin, Kevin Flatt has played with many great bands & musicians including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dumpstaphunk, Spoon, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Band of Heathens, Boombox ATX, Dahebegebees, Curtis Lee, Tameca Jones, Dave Scher, Sauce, Grant Ewing Band, Austin Jazz Band, NAJO Band, Austin Pops, Austin Symphony Big Band, Don Harvey & A is Red, The Original Recipe Big Band, Candi & The Muthaload, The Raven Tree, FM Underground, Clouds are Ghosts & many more.  Now living in Austin, TX, Kevin Flatt is a well-known and an established freelance musician on call for trumpet, guitar, & horn arrangements. In addition to playing lead guitar and trumpet for the Matt Wilson Band, Kevin plays regularly with Jack Burton Trio, The All Nights, A is Red, Derrick Davis Band, The Urban Achievers Brass Band, & The NOW Jazz Orchestra.

Tje Austin

Tje Austin

Tje Austin is an ambitious Austin-based R&B singer-songwriter. Tje’s personal brand of soul derives from various influences that include John Legend and Lenny Kravitz. Tje was a contestant during the first run of the North American adaptation of The Voice. An artist in love with the road, he performs continuously throughout North America, and has been a recurring featured artist for Texas on Tour, a State of Texas initiative.

Jimmy McFeeley

Jimmy McFeeley

James McFeeley went to Texas State University and studied music.  He has been playing professionally for nearly thirty years and has toured the U. S. and Europe extensively. He has many recording credits and has performed with many artists in the Texas music scene.  Artists like Robert Earl Keene, Joe Ely. Paula Nelson, Django Walker, Kevin Fowler, Steve Earle.  James is currently a free lance bass player in the Austin area.  He plays with Matt Wilson Band, Darrel Goldman, George Devore, Kelley Mickwee.  as well as many others.