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The Suitcase Junket
The Nelson Odeon
Nelson, NY
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Sep 29, 2018 8:00 PM

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General $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
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The Suitcase Junket
From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs comes The Suitcase Junket. The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing. From Lorenz' penchant for thrift and ingenuity come original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity. It is magnificent, rousing, image-driven songwriting, layed out on instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartments worth of luggage.

Matt Lorenz was raised in Cavendish, Vermont, the son of schoolteachers. He learned to sing by copying his sister Kate (the siblings are two-thirds of the touring trio Rusty Belle). Lorenz graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2004, having taught himself to throat-sing, inspired by a South Indian cooking class. On moving day, he pulled a guitar, filled with mold and worse for wear, from a dorm dumpster. He fixed it up and started pulling songs out of it. That was the beginning.

Since then, The Suitcase Junket has built a powerful fan base in his native New England and far beyond. Festival plays - past and forthcoming - include Mountain Jam, FloydFest, FreshGrass, Green River Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Joshua Tree, and Winnipeg Folk. The Suitcase Junket has combined streams of 1.25 million on Spotify and was named to Spotifys Best of 2016 Folk & Americana and Blues & Roots Rock playlists. Lorenz caught the attention of National Public Radio who chose his video session for "Earth Apple" from his 2015 album Make Time as one of the year's favorite sessions. His music puts him in the company of artists working the border of Americana and rock - Shovels & Rope, M. Ward, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Sam Amidon, Alabama Shakes, and The Record Company.



The Nelson Odeon (View)
4035 Nelson Rd.
Nelson, NY 13402
United States

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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