Matt Brown Trio with special guests Maiah Wynne and Lily Ann
May 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$15 Advance
$18 At the Door

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Brown returns to his hometown for a concert with his trio and special guests. Matt's signature blend of blues, rock and soul has won him fans across the country and a record deal with Rock Ridge Music, who released his debut album, "Walk Into The Light."

Lily Ann opens the show and Maiah Wynne plays a solo support set, too.

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Ticket sales ended May 17, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Matt Brown | 8:00 PM
Matt Brown is an old soul, and that is evident in the music he creates. With a voice seasoned by influences such as Ray Charles and Bill Withers and guitar styling steeped in the tradition of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brown’s artistry is filled with as much blue-eyed soul as his baby blue Fender Telecaster, “Stella Blue.”

Growing up in the small dairy town of Washougal, Washington, Brown’s love for music began as a child, soaking in the classic melodies of The Beatles and Roy Orbison that filled the house. Brown demonstrated a natural rhythm by banging along to the beat whenever music was played.

Matt's father, Allen, studied the guitar at an early age, playing his dad’s 1948 D-28 Martin. However, at age 14, Allen had to shelve his passion for making music when his dad passed away, forcing him into a caretaking role for his four younger siblings. As an adult, Allen frequently played songs on the old guitar with his son Matt keeping the beat on whatever he could find. Matt’s father gave him a drum set for his fourteenth birthday, and a guitar when he left home for college in Seattle, encouraging him to follow in the family musical tradition.

During college, Brown fell in love with the guitar, and at the urging of his classmates, started performing at open mic nights, revealing his innate ability as a vocalist. Brown soon became inspired to write songs and grow his skills as a guitarist. Since that time, Brown has fronted bands, played hundreds of shows, opened for Huey Lewis, recorded albums, and journeyed across the country to Nashville to continue developing his craft of songwriting.

Brown’s songs are fresh but familiar and tend to move the heart as much as the head and feet. His music grabs the attention of the young and old, while being deeply rooted in timeless soul. There is an authenticity in the words and delivery that create Brown’s signature sound.

Brown’s work ethic as an artist comes from his desire for sharing his songs with whomever will lend him an eager ear. Brown has achieved success as a solo artist and will continue leaving no stone unturned with his first Nashville record and numerous tours throughout the USA and Europe. Brown recently signed with Wally's World for college booking and Rock Ridge Music and Blue Plaid Music for management. Rock Ridge Music released Brown's first full-length album "Walk Into The Light" in 2016 more >>>
Maiah Wynne | 8:00 PM
Maiah Wynne is a multi-instrumentalist, one-woman tour de force, with a show that appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds. Throughout her performances, Maiah fluently transitions through unique and traditional instruments, like the dulcimer, oil can ukulele, keys, and guitar, while her feet do the percussive work. Adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another in a heartbeat, what emerges is a shifting and engaging experience glued together by Wynne’s haunting, evocative voice.
She has performed on large stages and in intimate settings including featured appearances at Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest. Maiah most recently placed second in The Museum of Pop Culture's Sound Off 2018 competition, she toured as a featured artist with Portland Cello Project in May, and she is currently collaborating on an EP with Andy Curran and Alex Lifeson from RUSH.
Artists like Maiah Wynne remind us that we have a choice in how we engage with the world. Wynne is intentional in the subjects she chooses to write about. She believes in art—music in particular—as a means for change and has dedicated projects to causes including the preservation of ocean life and mental health.
Maiah can also be found performing with her band “Sleepless Knights” at larger venues and shows. These talented musicians bring another level of energy and musical magic to the stage. more >>>