Just a quick update on what I'll be up to in the weeks ahead.
Over the winter, I've really fallen in love with some of the old gospel records that Cash, Willie and others have recorded through the years. I never spent a lot of time listening to gospel music, but it's all I've been listening to lately. I hope to record an album of gospel songs later this year. This is an old Christian hymn that's particularly been stuck in my of late https://youtu.be/FCCxXhwXHtc. Willie and his late sister Bobbie did a beautiful version of this song many years ago. If you like what you hear, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel (it's free). I'll also be doing concerts this year geared towards churches/places of worship, where I'll focus on the gospel songs that Cash and Willie recorded. If you know of a place where it might make sense for me to perform, as always, shoot me an email and I'll try and make it happen
A reminder that you can follow me on social media at @mattyorkboston on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit my website at www.mattyorkmusic.com for more info. I've still got a few slots left for summer house concerts for those interested.
In the weeks ahead, I'll be at:
Feb. 29th (Thurs.) Hanson Library at 6:30pm: I'll be doing the songs of the great Willie Nelson. It's free, thanks to a cultural grant from the Hanson Cultural Council. Reserve a spot at this link https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=HANSON&curID=682214
March 2nd (Sat.) Village Social Club in Brookline, MA - I'll be singing classic country music at 8pm at this cool venue that's in the basement of the Garrison House in Brookline. It's free!
March 9th (Sat.) I'll be opening for two-time Grammy Award Winner Jim Lauderdale at the Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint in Medford. Really excited for this one. Jim's a real songwriting hero of mine. Advanced tickets at www.theporchsouthern.com.
March 16th (Sat.) The Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, RI (8pm) - I'll be opening for my good friend, the wildly talented Christine Ohlman. Advanced tickets at www.knickmusic.com
March 21st (Thurs.) Life Learning in Orleans at 10:30am and 1:30 pm - I'll be performing at the Snow Library in Orleans, MA doing two concerts. These concerts will also be available online. You can register/learn more at https://friendsofsnowlibrary.org/lifetime-learning-program/ These concerts will cover the songs/careers of the Highwaymen.
March 23rd (Sat.) Abington Library at 3pm - doing the songs of Johnny Cash. Free! You can reserve a spot at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/friend.cfm?curOrg=ABINGTON&tEvt=7455213&tfPopup=1
March 28th (Thurs.) Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA at 7pm - doing the songs of Willie. More info at https://www.littletonma.org/160/Library
March 29th (Fri.) Fallout Shelter in Norwood at 7pm: -- Full band concert doing the songs of the Highwaymen in this really great venue. This concert will be livestreamed but you can also attend. I'm really looking forward to playing here for the first time. Advanced tickets at https://www.extendedplaysessions.com/
Thank you for your support,