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Concert Galleries: Matt White, Brendan James & Will Knox At Cafe 939 In Boston, MA

February 19, 2011 by  
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Matt White, Brendan James & Will Knox
February 17, 2011
Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
Photos by: Stacie Caddick-Dowty
 
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Matt White & Brendan James Tour Dates & Presale

December 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Matt White & Brendan James have announced their upcoming tour dates together as well as some spectacular presale opportunities for fans.  Check out the dates and pre-sale goodies below.

Tour Dates:
2/16/11  Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
2/17/11  Boston, MA  The Red Room
2/18/11  Bayshore, NY  YMCA Boulton Center
2/19/11  Portland, ME  One Longfellow Square
2/20/11  S. Burlington, VT  Higher Ground
2/21/11  New York, NY  Highline Ballroom
2/23/11  Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theater
2/24/11  Vienna, VA  Jammin Java
2/25/11  Durham, NC  The Casbah
2/26/11  Augusta, SC  Downstairs Live
2/27/11  Charlotte, NC  Double Door Inn
3/1/11   Greenville, SC  The Handlebar
3/3/11   Nashville, TN  Third and Lindsley
3/4/11   Atlanta, GA  Vinyl
3/5/11   Knoxville, TN  The Square Room
3/6/11   Birmingham, AL  Workplay Theater
3/9/11   Charleston, SC  The Music Farm
3/10/11  Jacksonville, FL  Jack Rabbits
3/12/11  Tampa, FL  Crowbar
3/17/11  Little Rock, AR  Juanita’s
3/18/11  Dallas, TX  Poor David’s Pub
3/24/11  Denver, CO  The Soiled Dove
3/25/11  Logan, UT  Logan Arthouse & Cinema
3/26/11  Boise, ID  The Reef
3/27/11  Seattle, WA  The Tractor
3/31/11  San Francisco, CA  Red Devil Lounge
4/1/11   Los Angeles, CA  Hotel Cafe
4/2/11   San Diego, CA  Lestat’s
4/3/11   Phoenix, AZ  Rhythm Room
4/7/11   Lawrence, KS  The Bottle Neck
4/8/11   Minneapolis, MN  Fine Line Music Cafe
4/10/11  St. Louis, MO  Firebird
4/11/11  Ann Arbor, MI  The Ark
4/12/11  Evanston, IL  Space
4/14/11  Indianapolis, IN  Birdy’s Bar & Grill
4/15/11  Columbus, OH  The Basement
4/16/11  Akron, OH  Musica
4/17/11  Pittsburgh, PA  Diesel

Matt & Brendan want this tour to be a great experience for their awesome fans, so they decided to offer a Presale Package to anyone who buys a presale ticket! Presales usually sell out quickly, so don’t wait… get your presale tickets today!

All presale buyers will receive the following in addition to their tickets:

    • Access to a Meet & Greet with Matt White and Brendan James
    • A Presale laminate
    • A download for an exclusive Matt White track
    • A download for an additional Brendan James track

    On sale dates and presale packages available here.

Catching up with Matt White

October 24, 2007 by  
Filed under Spotlight Bands

mwmain

You just played in New Orleans, how was it?

It was good!  It was a small show.  We’d never played there before, so there were like 30 people there.  The other shows have been REALLY good!

…and where are you playing tonight, you are in Texas correct?

Yeah, we’re in Austin.

Wow, that was quite a trek for you!

Yeah, we drove like 500 miles strait through and got here this morning.  I did some TV this morning and now I’m resting.

Oh no kidding, like a local TX show?

Yeah it’s a music station.  Then the radio show was KISS FM on the Bobby Bones show, which is a big station here.

Ok, so “Best Days” came out September 18th, and you are currently on a headlining tour.  Tell me your thoughts on the past month; has it been a total whirlwind?

Yeah it has, it’s been very very exciting, to have it hit stores and to SEE it.  The video just went to VH1 last week, so the video is being spun and the radio play is starting to really build.  You know its fourth quarter, so kind of just go through… and fourth quarter is mainly for huge established artists.  It’s been really good.  The album is selling nicely, and the reviews are great.  People are starting to show up to the shows.  It’s all kind of coming together.

Am I going to have to start elbowing my way in?

Noooo, not you!  None of the Bleeker Street Kids… Ever!

A couple of my favorite tracks on Best Days are “Love”, which is my new favorite if you would and “Play” is my favorite live performance song.

I love “Play”!

Do you have any specific favorites?

Play is definitely one that I just love.  I also love “Just What I’m Looking For”, and I love “Moment of Weakness”.  I don’t know they’re all different, but “Play” is really my favorite.

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It’s a wonderful song live, it’s perfect for your closing tune.
I saw an article yesterday on Gibson.com, they have a little feature on you, saying that “The six-string is encoded in your DNA” that’s quite a complement.

Yeah, well my grandmother was the first female conductor, and she and all her brothers and sisters used to travel around the country and play.  They were like 6 or 7 years old to 15 years old playing around the country, and they were like little geniuses.

They focused on your guitar a bit; explain to our readers why it’s so special.

Well your guitar is something that you sort of bond with, you become comfortable with it.  It keeps in tune when I need it to keep in tune, it’s a good guitar.  A bad guitar gets out of tune when you really need it to stay IN tune.  But, there is definitely a bond.  I’ve tried to play other guitars, but I really love my Gibson J-200.

You’ll be playing some neat little venues.  Is there any place you are looking forward to playing most?

Tonight we are really excited to play Studs, because we get to eat!  Some people might be able to tell I’ve been eating a lot! Nah, we get to eat, it’s Texas and it’s just a great city!

This is kind of silly but the other day I spoke to Johnny Rzeznik, he is going to be a judge on the new American Idol spin off The Next Great American Band, any chance you are going to be watching cause it sound like it’s going to be pretty sweet.

Really?  No.  I’ve heard of it, and I know its going through Interscope.  But, I think when you have a thing like American Idol, it’s such a huge thing.  I don’t think it’s going to hit like American Idol.  I can’t believe Johnny Rzeznik is going to be a judge!!

Ok, Back to you.  We talked about your video “Best Days” hitting VH1, and we have you on the VSPOT Top 20 vote-able countdown, and on McDonald’s Live…

Yeah, I’m winning that one.

Um yeah, hello, why do you think you are winning?

Beause you guys are kicking ass!!

Yes, you are winning that competition so far, and the winner get their music featured in a future McDonald add campaign?

Yes, there is a big 2008 campaign, so that would be a big score!

…and then I watched the video on mcdlive.com of you guys playing a show, and Lee kind of gave you a hard time for adding “Love” to the set list.

Yeah, Lee didn’t want to play “love” right…

What’s up with that?

I don’t know man, but now he knows!  Now it’s built into the set so we’re all good.

So you’ve got this headlining club tour, an upcoming appearance on Carson Daly…

Yup, Carson Daly on November 1st, a November northeast club tour when I’m coming to you.  Then in December a doing a bunch of radio shows.

Will you be doing any more of the late night TV tour circuit?

We have some tentative dates for December.  But I don’t want to say too much.  Then come January that’s when things will hopefully start going bananas.

Bananas is good!

Alright Mattie, good luck, and we’ll see you in New York!

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Matt White

November 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Interviews

mw3Announced by Rolling Stone as one of the top ten artists to watch for in 2006, Matt has been at it since the age of three when his parents enrolled him in the Manhattan School of Music where he started playing the piano.  There he went from classical performance, musical theory and jazz improvisation to arrangement and composition.  It was at the young age of eleven that Matt won a Metropolitan Opera competition, for an opera he penned.  In college, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he taught himself how to play the guitar out of necessity – a piano doesn’t fit so well in a dorm room!  His self taught style of playing is sans pick with many intricate fillers.

With big plans to sell out Madison Square Garden, and take his street team on a Caribbean cruise when he makes his first million dollars, Matt is hard not to love.  He sounds like a kid in a candy store when he talks about touring with Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and most recently Lisa Marie Presley, saying he needs to pinch himself daily to make sure he’s not dreaming.  Having already had songs featured in the movies “Little Manhattan” and “She’s the Man”, Matt is in his element and loving every minute of the ride to stardom as he performs his “stories” about love and loss.

Matt White’s forthcoming album, Do You Believe, hits radio in January and officially drops on February 27th, but if you can’t wait until then to get in on the White Magic – check out his EP, Bleeker Street Stories and watch for his new tour schedule coming in the next two weeks.

Interviewed by: Stacie Caddick-Dowty | November 2006
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