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Freewheelin’ First Friday – Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders | Eric Sommer
August 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pmFREE
Freewheelin’ First Friday Presents…
Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders: 9pm
Matt Arthur is a fiercely contrarian Southern Minnesota blind man with a voice that calls to mind Johnny Cash, John Darnielle, and Nick Cave. The band is led by identically-bearded twins, and the group’s rootsy sound is an amalgamation of rustic folk, old-time blues, early country-western, southern rock, indie dirges, and bombastic anthems. The songs would shuffle sweetly through a playlist packed with early-70s Stones, Crazy Horse-era Neil Young, and more recent offerings from Deer Tick and the Drive By Truckers. (site)
Eric Sommer: 7pm
Eric broke out of the Boston folk music scene with a mixture of roots-pure, fingerstyle acoustic guitar and new wave pop, a blurred combination of Nick Lowe, The Cars and Spider John Koerner influences. (site)