Schedule

Matt is available for group work, fill-ins, recording and solo shows. Please see the contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Schedule

(All shows are solo and in Connecticut unless specified otherwise. Shows are solo or with Jon Swift on bass, unless noted by parentheses, i.e., (The Bristol Boys) 


2008

March 15 -- Bean and Leaf Coffeehouse, 13 Washington St., New London, 8 p.m., with Jon Swift on bass.

March 16 -- Avon Public Library (Horizon Blue), 3 p.m.

March 28 -- Bank Street Cafe, New London, with Jon Swift on bass, Blue Collar Happy Hour, 6-8 p.m.

March 29 -- Bluegrass/Country show, Neshobe Sportsman Club, 91 Frog Hollow Road, Brandon, VT. (Bristol Boys). Information: 802-247-3275. 

May 3 -- Corner Pocket, 501 Boston Post Road, Orange. 9 p.m.

May 30 -- Madison Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m. 

May 8 -- Audubon Strings, Audubon Street, New Haven, with Jon Swift on bass. 7:30 pm. Tix at audubonstrings.com

June 6 - Wethersfield Art League, (Horizon Blue).

June  7 - Stratford Day,  Baldwin Room, 2 p.m. (Bristol Boys)

June 14 -- Cafe Atlantique, 33 River St., Milford. 8:30 p.m. 203-882-1602

June 15 -- Laurel Hill Health Care Center, Winsted. Father's Day show. (Bristol Boys)

June 21 - (Tentative) Private party, Randall's Island, New York City.

June 28 -- Narcissus Chocolate Cafe, 7 Railroad Ave., Wethersfield. narcissuschocolatecafe.com 

July 5 -- Milford Art Show, the green. (Horizon Blue)

July 6 -- Edgewood Park Farmers Market, New Haven, Noon-2. 

July 11 -- Andover Gazebo, 6:30 p.m. (Bristol Boys)

July 12 -- Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hartford (Horizon Blue)

July 13 -- Rhode Island Bluegrass Festival (Bristol Boys)

July 15 -- Center Park, Middletown (Horizon Blue)

July 16 -- Pierson Park, Cromwell (Horizon Blue)

July 17 -- Deep River Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m.

July 19 -- Buttery Brook Bluegrass Festival (Bristol Boys) 

July 21 - Battery Park, New York City, Noon-2 p.m. Music under the Trees is a decade old music festival that is being revived for a six week run this upcoming summer.  The Battery will be transformed into a musical haven – showcasing eclectic and multi-genre guitar orientated music. thebattery.org

 July 25-26 -- Olde Country and Bluegrass Festival, Danby, VT. (Bristol Boys). Information:  (802) 293-5206  (802) 293-5515 Powers Field, 245 Tifft Road.

July 31 -- Perks, Norwood, Mass. 685 Washington Street Norwood MA. Solo. 8 p.m.
781-762-5565

Aug. 3 -- Park Slope Tea Lounge, 837 Union St., Brooklyn, NY. 9 p.m. Solo.

Aug. 22 -- Bank Street Cafe, New London, with Jon Swift on bass, Blue Collar Happy Hour, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 13 - Story Tellers Music Festival, Mark Twain House, Farmington Ave., Hartford. Playing with The Bristol Boys and Horizon Blue. Noon.

Sept. 14 - New Britain Museum of American Art, 3 p.m., 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT. 860-229-0257. 

Sept. 20 -- Canterbury Old Home Days, Event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Sponsored by Canterbury Historical Society.






In addition to the dates listed above, Matt plays weekly solo at Griffin Hospital, Derby Conn., and Midstate Medical Center, Meriden.

Past shows - 2008 

January 26 -- Old Stone Church Coffeehouse, East Haven. With the Bristol Boys.

Feb. 2 -- With Appalachian Still, Northampton, Mass.

Feb. 8 -- First Friday event, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT.

March 1 -- Fiddleheads Food Co-op Farmers' Market, New London.

March 1 -- Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, New London (with Shoregrass) 

Past shows - 2007

January 12 -- The Narrows Arts Center, Fall River, Mass., with the Remnants.

January 13 -- Jitters, 1273 Queen Street
Southington, 860-747-1100. The Bristol Boys. 9 p.m.

January 14 -- Banjo Jim's, 9th St. and Ave. C, NYC. 9 p.m. Solo. 212-777-0869.

January 15 -- Grand Central Station, Times Square Shuttle platform, 3-6 p.m. Solo, Music Under New York.

January 27 -- 28th St./Lexington Ave., station, uptown side. NYC. 4-7 p.m., Solo, Music Under New York.

February 2 -- Sugar Cube Cafe, Kmart Plaza, Shunpike Road, Cromwell. 8 p.m. Solo. Free. 860-635-5800 "Matt's Groundhog Day program involves and engages the audience, and takes them on an uplifting spiritual journey, while transcending the boundaries of traditional Groundhog Day music. Unlike any other Groundhog Day program that this reviewer has seen (and there certainly are enough of them out there) the show is much more about life, love and loss than it is about a mere rodent -- a mystical, oracle-ist rodent with rare powers of climatological prediction, but a rodent nonetheless."
-- Fabricated quote from a fictional, pretentious freelance music reviewer.

February 18 -- Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Framingham, Mass. 11 a.m., Vendor Stage, with Charter Oak Bluegrass.

February 19 - 42nd Street Shuttle (Grand Central point) Music Under New York. solo. 3 -6 p.m.

February 22 -- Midstate Medical Center Galleria, Lewis Avenue, Meriden. Music therapy program. 5:30-7 p.m., Free. solo.

February 24 -- Killingly Grange, with Charter Oak Bluegrass. Corner of Doghill Road on Route 101, Killingly. Doors open at 6; show starts at 7. $10 at the door. Hot chili, cornbread, sandwiches, coffee available. We'll be sharing the stage with Sugar Creek, the youth band of the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association. Information: 860-564-1018, or nanderson06 (at) snet.net

March 3 -- The Java Room, Ginger Ale Plaza, Route 110; 14 Littleton road, Chelmsford, Mass. 8 p.m. Solo.

March 9 -- Main Streets Market, 42 Main St., Concord, Mass. My set is 9 p.m., scheduled between sets by Ellen Schmidt. Solo

March 11 -- 14th St/Union Square subway station (between the N & the R), NYC. Music Under New York program. 3-6 p.m. solo.

March 18 -- 14th St/Union Square subway station (between the N & the R), NYC. Music Under New York program. Noon-3 p.m. solo.

March 22 -- Midstate Medical Center Galleria, Lewis Avenue, Meriden. Music therapy program. 5:30-7 p.m., Free. solo.

March 23 -- Penn Station, Music Under New York, noon-3 p.m.

April 6 -- Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus, 61 Market St., Lowell, Mass. 978-454-2739. 8 p.m., free. Solo

April 7 - The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St., Middletown. 8 p.m., Charter Oak Bluegrass. 860-347-4957.

April 13 -- Borders Books and Music, Westfield Shoppingtown, Lewis Avenue, Meriden. 8 p.m. Free. (203) 237-5510. With the Bristol Boys.

April 20 -- New England Folk Festival Association, Mansfield Middle School, Mansfield, Mass. 7 p.m. Solo. A whole weekend of music, dancing, crafts, etc.

April 21 -- Professor Java's, 217 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 8 p.m. 518-435-0843.

April 26 -- Midstate Medical Center Galleria, Lewis Avenue, Meriden. Music therapy program. 5:30-7 p.m., Free. solo.

April 28 - Aaron Davis Hall, Harlem, 135th & Convent. With the Allan Harris and the Cross that River Band. 2 p.m.

May 3 -- A Taste of Westport, with Suzanne Sheridan, 5:30 p.m., Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East.

May 4 -- Wickford Gourmet, 21 W. Main St., Wickford, RI. Sharing the bill with Marjorie Thompson

May 5 -- Blue Frog, Cortland, NY. 7:39 p.m.

May 6 -- Perfect Blend coffeehouse, 376 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 518-439-6537

May 12 -- -- Sugar Cube Cafe, Kmart Plaza, Shunpike Road, Cromwell. 8 p.m. With the Bristol Boys. Free. 860-635-5800

May 13 -- Music Under New York, Union Square/14th Street, 3-6 p.m.

May 18 -- Mocha Maya's Coffee House and Espresso Bar. 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 7 p.m. Solo. Opening for Apalachian Still. 413-625-6292.

May 20 -- Music Under New York, 28th and Lex. 3-6 p.m.

May 25 -- Douglas Library Acoustic Series, 7 p.m. 108 Main Street, North Canaan. With the Bristol Boys. Free. 860-824-7346

June 2 -- Stratford Day, about noon, with the Bristol Boys.

June 8-10 -- Sterling Park Bluegrass Festival, Sterling, with Charter Oak Bluegrass and the Remnants. This is a nice, cozy festival near the Connecticut-Rhode Island line.

June 19 -- Midstate Medical Center, Lewis Ave., Meriden, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

June 21 -- Union Square Park, New York. 2-2:50 p.m., Part of World Music Day, a series of free concerts.

June 22 -- Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomfield Ave., Hartford. 7 p.m. With Horizon Blue

June 23 -- Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, Willimantic, with Horizon Blue. 4:30 p.m.

June 27 -- Orange Senior Center, Horizon Blue. 6 p.m.

July 3 -- Middletown, CT, with Horizon Blue.

July 5 -- Midstate Medical Center, Lewis Ave., Meriden, 5:30-7 p.m.

July 7 -- Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Horizon Blue.

July 7 -- Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn (Red Hook.) 9 p.m.

July 13 -- Bean & Leaf, 13 Washington St., New London. Grand opening of this coffeehouse in a renovated building. 8 p.m.

July 14 -- Farmers Market, Farmington Ave., Berlin, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Solo.

July 14 -- Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, Willimantic, with The Bristol Boys. 4:30 p.m.

July 14 -- Jitters, Queen St., Southington. Opening for Paul Pauch.

July 15 -- Edgewood Park Farmers Market, New Haven. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

July 15 -- Middlesex Community College, Middletown, pre-show music for Art Farm Shakespeare production, 5 p.m.

July 24 -- Waterbury Baptist Ministries, Main Street, Waterbury. With The Bristol Boys.

July 28 -- Wooster Square Farmers Market, New Haven. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

July 29 -- Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI. With the Bristol Boys.

August 10 -- Center for Progressive Therapies, 192 Hartford Road, Manchester. 7:30 p.m. With The Bristol Boys.

August 11 -- Old Saybrook Farmers Market, Main St., 10 am -noon.

August 12 -- New Britain Museum of American Art, with Horizon Blue. 2 p.m.

August 18 -- Hamburg Fair, noon-3 p.m., with the Bristol Boys.

August 25 -- Odetah Campground, Bozrah, private function, The Bristol Boys.

September 8 -- Mark Twain House, Farmington Ave., Hartford. 1:30 p.m. With Horizon Blue.

September 9 -- Music Under New York.

September 29 -- Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Blues Challenge, Greensboro, NC.

October 6 - Java Room, Chelmsford, Ma.

October 13 - Old Saybrook Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-noon.

October 13 -- B&G's, South Windsor.

October 17 -- Mass MOCA, with Allen Harris and Cross that River.

October 18 -- Midstate Medical Center, Meriden, 5:30 p.m.

October 20 -- Old Saybrook Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-noon.

October 20 -- Acoustic Cafe, Wadleigh Library, Milford, NH, with the Bristol Boys.

October 21 -- Stowe Farm, Millbury, Mass. With the Bristol Boys. 1:30 p.m.

October 25 -- Perks, Norwood, Mass. Solo

October 26 -- Bank Street Cafe, New London, Blue Collar Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Solo.

October 27 -- Farmers Market, Wooster Square, New Haven, solo

October 28 -- Red Rooster Party, 2 p.m. Live performance on WHUS 91.7 with The Bristol Boys.

November 3 -- Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, 1 p.m. Open Studio Weekend.

November 10 -- House concert and recording session. Manchester, Conn. Free, with refreshments. Contact me for details. 7 p.m.

November 17 -- Open Book Coffeehouse, Canton, Mass.

November 18 -- Plainfield Community Center, with the Bristol Boys, opening for David Peterson and 1946.

December 1 -- Mocha Maya Guitar Heroes program, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

December 7 -- Chiane's, Torrington. With the Bristol Boys. Canceled due to weather.

December 31 -- First Night Westport/Weston, with the Bristol Boys.

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  • The Bristol Boys Old Time Country; songs by Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, etc.
  • Horizon Blue Contemporary, original folk