I'll have the honor of accompanying the fabulous Sarah & The Arrows on dobro. Make reservations and join us! Teri Rambo will also be appearing.
I'll be a part of the Tom Waits tribute night, having the honor of playing a couple of Tom Waits songs alongside many Philly area luminaries, thanks to Dull Dime and Michele Lynn.
Michael Ronstadt (cello, vocals, plus maybe guitar, mandolin?) and Matthew Gordon (guitar, vocals, plus maybe dobro, mandolin, harmonica?) bring it to The Keystone Lounge on Thursday night February 5th, 8 to 11 PM. Fun times! Hope you can make it!
The 1770 Mennonite Meetinghouse is a great space to gather for live music. Local alt-country singer-songwriter Dawn Hiatt (www.dawnhiattmusic.com) hosts featured performers for intimate, acoustic gatherings in the historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse. January's music night will feature two local artists - Dawn Hiatt + Sarah Napolitan with Matt Gordon. Free admission - donations gratefully accepted About the Artists: DAWN HIATT (http://www.dawnhiattmusic.com/) Dawn Hiatt presents a unique blend of classic Nashville influences chamber pop, with spikes of alt-country, folk-rock Tin Pan Alley in between. The production hints of Aimee Mann, while its ebb and tide of grit and kitsch suggest a close kinship with Neko Case or Andrew Bird. Born to a family of musicians and race car drivers, Dawn Hiatt grew up singing in church in Western New York, and her family soon relocated to the farmlands of Bridgeton, N.J., in Cumberland County. Her experiences far from home caring for orphans in Guatemala, teaching inner city students in New York, touring all over America as a young songwriter have been instrumental in her development as an artist. Hiatt was named winner of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest in both 2008 and 2009 the only artist who has won it twice! SARAH NAPOLITAN with Matt Gordon (http://www.reverbnation.com/sarahnapolitan) Sarah Napolitan is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Her music combines the vulnerability of the human experience with openness and honesty, simultaneously celebrating and grieving anything from nature to love. Sarah strives to create intimacy with her audience through a bared soul and striking lyrics. She is an artist who writes and performs not to be well-known, but to be known. She also performs with The Turnips, a heartfelt and footstompin extreme folk band who has played the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and also has performed multiple times on WXPN Gene Shays Folk Show.
Sarah and the Arrows will be co-billing with Teri Rambo at Fabio and Danny's Cafe at the Wayne PA train station. The Arrows are Sarah with Stacey Weathers, Rosie McNamara-Jones, Lee Vuotto, Sharon Fisher, plus Matthew Gordon. Teri will be accompanied by Hoagy Wing.
Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, John Prine, The Barn Swallows
Bio: Melody and lyrics and FEEL are what guides the work of Matthew Gordon. His work with The Barn Swallows, Blue Moon, The Friday Project, Party Under Siege, Preston Harrison's Raggedy Band, Matthew & The Bamalama Strings, and others has varied from rock to R&B to folk to bluegrass, but has always e...See Full Bio
Matthew Gordon has a show on 02/20/2015 at 06:00 PM @ Fabio's and Dannys Cafe in Wayne, PA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5ljqy0 #concert
“Light and breezy....fine playing and especially good, all original songwriting. There are interesting melodies here, not just three-chord toss offs that sound borrowed from other albums.... meaningful and never pretentious.... low-key delivery.”