'The Rattlesnake'

Matt 'The Rattlesnake' Lesch

Career Highlights

• Played at the Webster Jazz and Blues Festival in Webster Groves, Missouri

• Headlined Wildwood BBQ Bash

• Headlined and played at many different festivals in STL, including Bluesweek and Big Muddy Blues Festival with Big George Brock, Roland Johnson, and David Dee, as well as his own band.

• Numerous appearances on Fox 2 Morning show with his own band and others.

• Segment on The Rattlesnake done by HEC-TV

• Played with blues legend Big George Brock for 7 years

• Toured Europe on the 2023 Chicago Blues Festival Tour with Marquise Knox, Dexter Allen, and Lady A.

• Played many out of town festivals like the legendary King Biscuit Blues Festival in AR / Wildwood Revival in GA / Grenada Heritage Festival in MS / Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in MS / Juke Joint Festival in MS / Howlin’ Wolf Festival in MS


SRV, Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Robert Johnson, Delta Blues, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, KWS


Born in 1997 in St. Louis MO., the Rattlesnake started playing guitar at the age of 11 and immediately took a liking to the instrument. By the age of 12, Matt took a serious interest in Blues music and started listening to artists such as Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to name a few. Matt was mentored by Blues legend Big George Brock for seven years and was his lead guitar player. Matt learned all about the blues firsthand from someone who truly lived it, Big George.

Now 26 years old and a seasoned professional, Matt has taken his blues playing all around the United States and to different countries like France, Denmark, Belgium, and more. The Rattlesnake has learned from and played with some of the best in the business like Big George Brock, Bobby Rush, Mud Morganfield, Kenny Neal, and many more. When you see the Rattlesnake on stage, you can see and feel the intensity of the blues channeling thru him and into the crowd.



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"At the age of 12 he heard a musician named Stevie Ray Vaughan, and that changed his life forever."