MATT NAKOA: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert
Join Songwriter Matt Nakoa for an intimate virtual concert at The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio April 8th at 8 pm.
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”
Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting scholarship to Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college art-rock band, The Fens, and when the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Matt developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience.
2012 and 2014 saw the release of his first solo albums, garnering multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs new folk competition. Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences and tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into a grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”
“Most Wanted” Winner – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
New Folk Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival
Sundilla Radio Hours’ “Albums Of The Year” list
Selected to play at The White House
We at The Linda realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse, local and regional musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and to provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality visibly and audibly.
-This concert will be available for live viewing at 8 pm Thursday April 8th and the replay will be available until April 9th at 11:59 pm.
-Tickets to the replay of this concert will be available until April 9th at 11:59 pm.
-You are required to sign in or sign up for a YouTube account to comment or ask questions during the stream.
-For best streaming quality please ensure that you have a good WiFi or wired internet connection.
-For best audio experience please listen with a good speaker system or headphones.
-A private link to the live stream will be provided 2 hours prior to the virtual concert and will be available for 24 hours.
-Click the “view online content” link within your ticket confirmation email to get the link.