Monday, February 22, 2010

Rob Mathes Rockin the Rectory

Hi there, citizens! Glad to be back - although after a week in Buenos Aires, the weather here in Stamford was a ridiculously rude awakening.

And now that I'm awake, let's open it back up with a musical badass, shall we? His name is Rob Mathes, and on Sunday, March 7th at 4:00pm he will be bringing his blues talents to our little corner of the map. This guy's musical resume is tough to match.

-He's the music director for The Kennedy Center Honors.
-He has been collaborating with Sting on an orchestral tour.
-He will be fresh off an appearance at Carnegie Hall when he comes to Stamford.
-His Christmas concerts have lead to two specials on PBS.
-Ray Charles' Grammy winning "Genius Loves Company" includes one of his arrangements.
-He was the musical director for an inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

His accompanying band members for the Stamford performance are pretty phenomenal as well. Among others, he will appear along with Will Lee on bass from the David Letterman Show and Shawn Pelton on drums from Saturday Night Live.

You can see him (and more importantly hear him) perform at the First@First@Four Concert Series, which takes place at The First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road. Tickets will run you $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Get yours by calling 203-324-1323 or 203-273-5231 (speak with Ruth).

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