“Nakoa does not disappoint. In fact, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”The Boston Globe
“Matt Nakoa left us breathless . . . The music was of symphonic scale and show-stopping, cosmic proportion.”Elmore Magazine
“Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.”CoverLayDown.com
“Matt is definitely on his way up. I’m hoping he’ll let me open for him when he’s doing stadiums.”Tom Rush - Folk Music Icon
“Discovery of the Year: Matt Nakoa, a supremely gifted singer-songwriter-guitarist- pianist … “John Platt, WFUV New York
“All I can say is ‘Wow’! Phenomenal high tenor voice, outstanding musicianship . . . and songs that grab the heart.”Rich Warren – WFMT Chicago
“Matt Nakoa brings a certain joyful fire to performing and songwriting. Completely at ease in his own skin, Nakoa’s on-stage persona appears exactly as he is: ready to take on the world.”FOUND Magazine - Winter 2014 Issue
 
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Lost In The Changes
A brand new album from Matt's old band, The Fens.

Casting Shadows (2019)

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Beggar by the Weekend (Official Video)

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03 Apr 2020 Derry, NH — Tupelo Music Hall (w/ Tom Rush)
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04 Apr 2020 Franklin, MA — Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (w/ Tom Rush)
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05 Apr 2020 Canton, CT — Bridge Street Live (w/ Tom Rush)
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13 Apr 2020 Norwich, NY — Monday Evening Musical Club
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18 Apr 2020 Franklin, MA — Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
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21 Apr 2020 Kerrville, TX — Schreiner University - Junkin Recital Hall
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25 Apr 2020 Ithaca, NY — House Concerts in La La Land
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30 Apr 2020 Clayton, NY — Clayton Opera House (w/ Tom Rush)
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01 May 2020 Syracuse, NY — Redhouse Arts Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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02 May 2020 Schenectady, NY — The 8th Step at Proctor's (w/ Tom Rush)
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03 May 2020 Hopewell, NJ — Hopewell Theater
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12 May 2020 Havertown, PA — Kelly Center
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13 May 2020 Easton, MD — Stoltz Listening Room at Avalon Theatre
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14 May 2020 Richmond, VA — Tin Pan Listening Room (w/ guest Will McCarry of Wylder)
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15 May 2020 Asheville, NC — Isis Music Hall
16 May 2020 Bluffton, SC — Music On Malphrus
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17 May 2020 Winter Park, FL — Blue Bamboo Art Center
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21 May 2020 Brownfield, ME — Stone Mountain Arts Center
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16 Jun 2020 Bristol — St. George's (w/ Tom Rush)
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17 Jun 2020 Birmingham — Town Hall (w/ Tom Rush)
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19 Jun 2020 London — Cadogan Hall (w/ Tom Rush)
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21 6 2020 Manchester — RNCM Theatre (w/ Tom Rush)
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24 6 2020 Edinburgh — Queen's Hall (w/ Tom Rush)
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08 Jul 2020 Boothbay Harbor, ME — Boothbay Opera House
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10 Jul 2020 Brownfield, ME — Stone Mountain Arts Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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05 Sep 2020 Camden, ME — Camden Opera House (w/ Tom Rush)
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25 Sep 2020 Easton, MD — Avalon Theatre (w/ Tom Rush)
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About

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”
 
Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college alt-rock band, The Fens, and after the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Nakoa developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience. His first solo albums, released in 2012 and 2014, garnered multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs New Folk Competition.
 
Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences that tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”

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For booking contact

Andrea Sabata 
Skyline Music
Ph 561-790-4843
andrea@skylineonline.com

www.skylineonline.com

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