515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
A music legend, with over 40 years of thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like "No Regrets", "Circle Game", "Remember Song", "Urge for Going" and "Merrimack County", Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
MATT NAKOAgrew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others. After college, Matt toured with his band, The Fens, and eventually landed in New York City’s vibrant piano bar scene. Matt quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines of people waiting outside the door each Saturday night. Matt’s first solo album,Light In The Dark (2012), is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, A Dozen Other Loves(2014), explores a simple acoustic palette. This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition.Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured byDisney. Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. Matt is endorsed by Stonebridge Guitars.