Some know Matt from his longtime cosmic world-music band, The Venusians...others from his multiple TED and TEDx appearances, or from his years of touring as a singer-songwriter-storyteller who plays the coolest acoustic and electronic instruments this side of Venus. In his show at the Throckmorten, expect a blend of all the above, including guest appearances from some of his Venusian bandmates. Matt tells an original story from “the rhythm of life”; an honest, soul-filled and often humorous musical journey of captivating songs, poetic lyrics and lessons from the heart of the road.
Matt plays rare and captivating melodic-percussive acoustic instruments created in Switzerland, as well as the highly expressive and dynamic Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind synthesizer, He was among the earliest players to explore these instruments and share them with the world. This summer he returned from Switzerland with 4 of the latest creations by PANArt, the makers of the Hang, Gubal and now an entire family of awesome and innovative instruments.