One of the most exciting live bands around returns to Lily Pads!
Matuto's songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights. Drawing on Northeastern Brazil's folkloric rhythms like forró, maracatu, or coco, and on deep Americanafrom bluegrass to spirituals to swampy Louisiana jamsMatuto uses unexpected Pan-American sonic sympathies to craft appealing, roosty, yet philosophical tales of love, self-discovery, nostalgia, and true peace.
"The devil is what's keeping us from our best selves, which is the diamond we have the potential to become," Ross explains, spinning the narrative thread that ties the album's pieces together. "That dichotomy, that tension exists in all of us. In a loose way, this album outlines the journey we take, when we wrestle with the devil and find the diamond."
What wide-ranging Americana and jazz guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto, one of the movers behind New York's Forró For All (when not touring with folks like Lila Downs and David Krakauer) began as a curious exploration of their shared musical loves, Matuto (a Northeastern Brazilian slang term for "bumpkin") has blossomed into a platform for expressing broad truths, ideas inspired by Buddhist sutras, personal epiphanies, and the musicians' down-home upbringings.
The band had everyone on their feet and dancing the last time through, with Forro' energy and stellar musicianship and their genuine exuberance that makes you want to move. Come out and share the magic.
Music at Lily Pads (View)
27 North Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
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