Huckleberry Flint & Matt the Electrician
Chris Parreira Presents...
Matt the Electrician
Friday, December 14, 2012
Showtime 8pm (Doors at 7pm)
Tickets available at Wildberries, The Work and BrownPaperTickets.com
Huckleberry Flint is a name known fondly around Humboldt County. What began as a traditional string band in 2003 has blossomed into a dynamic 6-piece group that incorporates many musical influences such as bluegrass, alt-country and rock. Huck Flint still stays true to the folk song convention of rearragning traditional ballads and spirituals in a new, original way; blending old-timey lyrics and melodies with electric instruments and five-part harmonies. The result is a rich, full bodied sound that is truly their own.
The current Huckleberry Flint line up includes Dustin Taylor (guitar, vocals), Adam Dick (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Kevin Porter (drums, vocals), Ray Robinson (bass), and most recently, husband and wife duo Brian (electric guitar, vocals) and Lauren Pilger (keys, vocals).
Once upon a time, there was a youg man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, TX, and he worked as a journeyman electrician. Every morning, when it was still dark outside, he would go to work, and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. When he would come home, again, it was dark outside. And then, sometimes, with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whomever would listen. And he would apologize for his appearance, and explain to the audience that he was an electrician, and he found a certain nobility in this, even if no one wanted to sit too close to the stage. So they called him Matt The Electrician, and he did not mind this, for he was proud of himself, for there is no shame in a hard days work. But eventually, he quit his job as an electrician, to spend more time writing and playing songs, and the name stuck with him, because everyone needs an electrician sometimes. Matt continues to tour all over the world, and released his 7th studio album, "Accidental Thief" in June of 2011.
Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|