legendary folk singer
An Evening With Tom Rush Accompanied By Matt Nakoa
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Tom Rush started his musical career in Boston half a century ago, and quickly established himself on the folk scene. Rolling Stone has credited Tom Rush’s 1965 album Circle Game with ushering in the singer-songwriter era. A veteran songwriter with more than 20 albums to his credit, he’s also a favorite at folk festivals across North America.
MATT NAKOA grew 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 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 by Disney.
$38 ADV / $42 DOOR (plus fees)
- All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.