This will be a night for fans of *great* singer/songwriters!|
MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivals prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, In sum, as a recent review on CoverLayDown.com put it, "Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just cant help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world."
BRAD YODER believes musical success should be measured in more than just the obvious ways. Being voted in the top three slots multiple times since 2002 for Best Acoustic/Solo Artist by Pittsburgh City Paper readers is great; playing Poughkeepsie, New York, and having a college freshman from Los Angeles request songs shes only heard via Internet downloads is actually cooler. Brad is also a leader and sideman in myriad musical projects, and a key builder and maintainer of musical community, in Pittsburgh, at regional and national meetings of performers and presenters, and in the many cities he visits as a touring musician.
Join us at SongSpace for a night of touching and funny ballads, love songs, ditties, and meditations on the human condition!
Advance: $15 general / $10 students & reduced income.
At the Door: $20 general / $15 students & reduced income.
Tickets always available at the door after advance sales end.
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (View)
605 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|