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Friday, October 14, 2011

Matty Metcalfe Squeezes In Walk Right In

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 ● Noon-2 pm (edt)
WTJU 91.1 FM/Streaming at WTJU.net

Accordion player Matty Metcalfe will squeeze in a visit with Rebecca Foster this Tuesday on Walk Right In.  A longtime friend to WTJU, he will bring along his squeezebox. and perhaps a few other instruments, for a live performance and conversation.

Matty Metcalfe is a world-class accordionist, composer, arranger, and multi-faceted musician. His previous albums have focused on New Orleans piano music, modern reinventions of gypsy jazz pieces, and a host of eclectic original songs. He has composed soundtracks for two feature length movies and many theater productions.

Currently Matty is finishing his most recent album. Titled 'Fleet of Fingers' and set for release at the end of 2011, it features all original compositions. Playing almost every instrument on the album, from banjo to whistles, accordion to Celtic harp, Matty hops between genres, artfully creating his own sound that lies somewhere between modern and traditional folk music from around the globe. Artfully arranged, surprisingly crafted, and ever-entrancing, Metcalfe's melodious musings will inspire and delight discerning and casual listeners alike.

Matty performs live exotic Gypsy and Slavic music with special guests at the Balkan Bistro (1003 West Main Street in Charlottesville) from 7:30 - 9:30 each Thursday except this particular week and Thanksgiving, 24 November.

 Submitted by Rebecca Foster, WTJU Folk

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