Matt The Electrician • Freedy Johnston

Wednesday, June 12
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Two exceptional singer-songwriters share the stage at the Alberta Rose tonight.

Matt the Electrician is Matthew Sever, a quirky, sincere folk/pop singer songwriter based in Austin, TX. He has self-released 10 studio albums, and 2 live CDs since 1998. Matt moved to Austin, TX from the West Coast in 1996 to pursue music full time. He regularly tours all over the world, specifically The US, Canada, Western Europe and Japan. His songs have been featured on Network TV shows, in feature length movies, and in TV commercials. He regularly plays festivals, theaters, nightclubs, and house concerts, and will continue to do so until he cannot. He has performed most recently at the Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, Travelers’ Rest Festival, Old Settler’s Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and Tondr Folk Festival in Denmark.

Freedy Johnston is a singer-songwriter originally from Kinsley, Kansas. A town 1,561 miles from both New York and San Francisco. He moved to New York in the 1980’s and worked as an office temp for a few years before landing a deal with Bar None Records in Hoboken. His second record for them was his breakthrough album, 1992’s Can You Fly. He then signed to Elektra Records and in 1994 worked with producer Butch Vig on his biggest record, This Perfect World, which featured the radio hit “Bad Reputation”, and earned him Rolling Stone’s Songwriter of the Year award for 1994. His songs were featured in the movies “Kingpin”, “Kicking and Screaming” and “Heavy”.
He recently moved to Portland.

$25 Advance

$30 At the Door

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