on tour: Matt Pond PA with Laura Stevenson

Fantastic indie double-bill! 

Now New York-based, Matt Pond PA formed in 1988 in Pennsylvania by Matt Pond and has featured various musicians and collaborators through the years. The songs are soothing and beautifully arranged. Matt Pond PA released its 11th album The State of Gold in June. 

I particularly enjoy Laura Stevenson’s quirky energetic songwriting. Brooklyn-based Laura Stevenson started playing guitar and writing songs when she went off to college. She was in Bomb the Music Industry! and also had her band Laura Stevenson & The Cans. Her grandfather Harry Simeone was a pianist and composer with works included “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”. Her grandmother Margaret McCravy was a singer for jazz bandleader Benny Goodman. Stevenson will release her new album Cocksure on October 30, 2015.

tour dates: 

Oct 14 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC

Oct 15 Cat’s Cradle Back Room Carrboro, NC

Oct 16 The Masquerade – Purgatory Atlanta, GA

Oct 17 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL

Oct 18 New World Brewery Tampa, FL

Oct 19 The Social Orlando, FL

Oct 21 Big Mama’s Lounge @ HOB New Orleans

Oct 22 Rudyard’s Pub Houston, TX

Oct 23 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Dallas, TX

Oct 24 North Door Austin, TX

Oct 26 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ

Oct 28 The Casbah San Diego, CA

Oct 29 Echo Los Angeles, CA

Oct 30 SLO Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA

Oct 31 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA

Nov 01 The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA

Nov 03 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

Nov 04 Dante’s Portland, OR

Nov 06 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT

Nov 07 Hi-Dive Denver, CO

Nov 09 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA

Nov 10 Turf Club St Paul, MN

Nov 12 Subterranean Chicago, IL

Nov 13 The High Watt Nashville, TN

Nov 14 Musica Akron, OH

Nov 16 The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY

Nov 17 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH

Nov 18 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA

Nov 19 The Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge, MA

Nov 20 BSP Kingston Kingston, NY

Nov 21 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall New York, NY

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