Matt Nakoa at the One World Coffeehouse
Saturday, January 23rd 18th, 2023 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”
Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting scholarship to Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college art-rock band, The Fens, and when the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Matt developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience.
2012 and 2014 saw the release of his first solo albums, garnering multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs new folk competition. Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences and tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into a grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”
“Most Wanted” Winner – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
New Folk Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival|
Sundilla Radio Hours’ “Albums Of The Year” list|
Selected to play at The White House
Matt’s website: www.mattnakoa.com
Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
*****Important pandemic-resistant features of this concert*****
*****Subject to change per guidance from CDC, local officials, and venue management*****
This event will have a socially distanced, limited-capacity, theater-style seating arrangement. Only 60 attendees will be permitted.
Individual seats may be placed next to each other for same household groups attending together.
Event is open to fully vaccinated individuals only.
Attendees must wear masks inside the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.
No food or drink will be permitted for this performance.
Performers and venue staff have been fully vaccinated.
Performers will not be required to wear masks while performing.
All tickets for this show are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticketholders must present a printed ticket or a scan code via their smart phone on arrival at the venue.
In the event that guidelines change and an in-person performance is no longer permitted, the show will be live-streamed and available to ticketholders for online viewing.
If your situation changes and you are unable to attend the live show, you will still be able to view the livestream as a ticket holder. More details for that option will be available when tickets go on sale one month prior to the show.
After paying the artist, all profits benefit those in need through the charitable outreach of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC).
For more info, contact: OneWorldCoffeehouse@uucolumbia.net or call 410-381-0097
About the One World Coffeehouse:
The One World Coffeehouse started in 1999 with the goal to build a sense of community by presenting an array of artistic and musical talent in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Evening performances happen most 3rd Saturdays in a grand listening room with candle-lit tables. Please support the Coffeehouse and this good cause by spreading the word and attending!
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