Long Center Concert Club presents Matt the Electrician, Wednesday, February 12, in Rollins Studio Theatre.
Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue collar beginnings, with lyricism that embraces the day-to-day, the mundane, the beauty of the ordinary.
After moving to Austin and launching his career as a working-class folk musician, Matt began working as an electrician, spending his days wiring houses in the Texas heat. Once quitting time came, he’d grab his guitar and drive himself to an evening show, usually taking the stage in his work boots and sweaty clothes. “Hi; I’m Matt the Electrician,” he’d tell the crowd, hoping his occupation would help explain his appearance. The name stuck, even after his growing fan base at home, as well as abroad, allowed him to hang up his pliers for good.
- Seating for this event is general admission—first-come, first-served, so arrive early for your pick of the house.
MORE ABOUT CONCERT CLUB
Intimate and local, the Long Center Concert Club features music ranging from the blues to folk and country to jazz, presented in the acoustically splendid Rollins Studio Theatre. Members enjoy special cabaret-style seating setup, as well as a complimentary buffet prior to each concert. Interested in becoming a member? Check out the benefits or contact our Philanthropy & Engagement team for more information and to sign up.
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.