In a long and event-filled
career spanning electric blues to the psychedelic era,
Matthew Kelly has played with some music’s legendary figures, including B.B. King, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, 

Albert Collins, Bobby Bland, Luther Tucker and Mel Brown and more. But his biggest claim to fame was performing with the Grateful Dead, one of the most respected rock bands of all time. Now happily settled in Pattaya, Matthew can still be persuaded to turn out for the occasional gig, as he did recently at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club

The value of an education: A transformational story

Inspiring people often come from humble beginnings. Prior to meeting Sovoeung Chann, he said, “I am a small guy. You’ll notice me easily as my right leg has polio.” True to his description, his frame…