Photo by LEche Photography

My name is Matthew Sabatella, and I connect people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. This website will tell you a little about the projects in which I am, and have been, involved. Several have their own website, and this hub will lead you to those.


A standard third-person bio, for people who like to read those sorts of things. Also includes social media links and contact information.


This is what I’m working on at the moment, as well as recently completed projects.


Here you’ll find upcoming performance dates and general information about my live shows, both solo and with the Rambling String Band.


This page features my solo and Rambling String Band recordings. It also includes albums by other artists to which I have contributed musically.


This page features videos from my performances in various configurations.

The Rambling String Band

This is my band. We play traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more.

Ballad of America

In 2019, I founded the nonprofit Ballad of America, Inc. to preserve and celebrate music from America’s diverse cultural history. The website has interesting articles about music, playlists, and resources for educators.