Northwind Arts Center joins Matt Miner Presents in welcoming Portland-based Matty Charles and Katie Rose, for an evening of sweet harmonies that will have you making comparisons with all the great duos from George and Tammy to Gram and Emmy Lou. This is a Monday night show, July 9 at 7:00pm. New series sponsor is Strait Floors. Media sponsor for this series is KPTZ-FM radio.
"This is a lovely couple who take seeming simplicity and turn it into musical magic with compelling lyrics and intuitive musicianship - not to mention great style and tonality."
(Georgia Montgomery, Castles & Concerts)
The Matty and Katie story starts with a chance meeting in a Portland bar. Their musical pedigrees run deep. Matty spent years honing his craft in New York City where The Village Voice compared him favorable to Guy Clark. Katie's genetic inheritance comes from her parents, Danny Wheetman, a member of John Denver's band in the 80s and now with Marley's Ghost, and her mother, singer-songwriter Seraina Wood.
The duo is honored to have worked on their new release Catching Arrows with legendary musicians, Nick Forster on mandolin, tenor and electric guitar, David P. Jackson and Arcellus Sykes on the upright bass, Joel Savoy on fiddle and guitar and Kevin Major on drums.
More praise from the press:
With a mix of songs from their debut album and covers of good old country and folk songs, Charles and Rose proved that they may be among the best duos in the genre."
(Lambert Smits, KeysandChords.com)
"Matty and Katie's warm, clear vocals impress separately but together create magical moments...invariably we get songwork of timeless allure which exudes a rustic authenticity."
(Cis Van Looy, WrittenInMusic.com)
Advance tickets are $12 each at Northwind Arts Center or frommattycnorthwind.brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door.
Northwind Arts Center welcomes Matt Miner Presents as a new partner in presenting live acoustic music in Port Townsend. MMP has been producing intimate concerts in the Portland area for twelve years, specializing in presenting touring artists from across the country and around the world.