Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Matt Watroba

 

continued

This year's show will also be different, because it will feature many more of Matt's original songs. Three years ago he quit his longtime full-time work as a teacher and, for the first time in his long career, started writing songs. But these songs are not the work of a novice. They show the sure hand of someone who's been working with language for a long time — he taught high school English for twelve years — and one who's learned much from his conversations with some of the finest songwriters on the planet. Matt's songs range from the inspiring country-gospel-flavored "How Will I Leave" to a hot-off-the-press Woody Guthrie-type ballad about a Katrina family.

The Ark gig is special for Matt, but not because it's rare for him to play live concerts: he's been singing before audiences for more than twenty-five years. It's because, like so many people, he considers the Ark to be the finest folk music venue in the country: "When you play the Ark, you want to bring something good!" Every year, Matt does.

[Review published November 2005]    (end of article)

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Bringing Back Barley
Saline entrepreneurs boost local brewing.
M.A. Engle
Middle Eastern Restaurants
Make America Great Again, by Tim Athan
The Fortress
I Spy: April 2017
Sally Bjork
Photo: The Levitating Shoes of Burns Park
Restaurants - Mexican, Latin & Southwestern
Music in Saline
Smarty-pants Wanted
Popular smackdown seeks new host.
Steve Daut
Shoe stores out and on the brink
And Burger Fi exits Tower Plaza.
Patti Smith
Chain Stores in Flux
What's next for Moosejaw and American Apparel?
Sally Mitani
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI
Victors for art at the university of Michigan Museum of art
Grieve Well Kite Festival June 17th 2017