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Born and raised in Houston Texas, Herman Matthews headed to Los Angeles in 1988. He landed his first professional tour there with Jazz recording artist Kirk Whalum.  Word in the music business travels fast and Herman Matthews reputation for his soulful feel spread like wildfire but defied categorization.  He soon collected touring and recording credits that included Bob James, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Expose, Angie and Debbie Winans, Meredith Brooks, George Duke, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Tiffany and Everette Harp to name a handful. Herman Matthews has also recorded two CDs, "Rhythm & Business" and "Souled Out", with one of his all-time favorite bands - Tower Of Power.  His funky, backside approach complimented T.O.P's Oakland Bay groove  beautifully and in 2005, he subbed five shows for original drummer David Garibaldi, for the Tom Jones / Tower Of Power Summer Tour.

Herman is currently working with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 3 time Grammy-winner, Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit.  Other artists he has played for reads like a who's who of the musical spectrum.  The list includes two-time Grammy award winner Kenny Loggins, singer/songwriter Richard Marx, David Foster, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Phillip Bailey, Sheryl Crow, Baby Face Edmonds, Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti, James Ingram, Boney James, Steven Stills, Edger Winter, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Patty Austin, Chaka Chan, Carol King, SHeDAISY, Ronnie Millsap, Fee Waybill, Bill Champlain, Maxi Priest, Debbie Gibson, Diane Reeves and Kenny G.  Herman has also performed at events for President  Bill Clinton on three occasions as well as for African human rights icon Nelson Mandela.

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