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“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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22 Jan 2020 New Orleans, LA — Folk Alliance International at Sheraton Hotel - Rodrigue Gallery (w/ Tom Rush)
23 Jan 2020 Honesdale, PA — The Cooperage Project
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24 Jan 2020 Bethlehem , PA — Godrey Daniel's
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25 Jan 2020 Oswego, NY — Oswego Music Hall
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26 Jan 2020 Ithaca, NY — WVBR's Bound for Glory LIVE at Cornell's Anabel Taylor Hall.
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30 Jan 2020 Newburyport, MA — Firehouse Center for the Arts (w/ Tom Rush)
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31 Jan 2020 Newburyport, MA — Firehouse Center for the Arts (w/ Tom Rush)
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01 Feb 2020 Fall River, MA — The Narrows (w/ Tom Rush)
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08 Feb 2020 Portsmouth, NH — Tom Rush's Birthday Bash @ South Church Unitarian Universalist Church
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04 Mar 2020 Asheville, NC, NC — Isis Music Hall (w/ Tom Rush)
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05 Mar 2020 Decatur, GA — Eddie's Attic (w/ Tom Rush)
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07 Mar 2020 Stuart, FL — Lyric Theatre (w/ Tom Rush)
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09 Mar 2020 Key West, FL — Studios of Key West (w/ Tom Rush)
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10 Mar 2020 West Palm Beach, FL — Kravis Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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19 Mar 2020 Waynesboro, VA — Wayne Theater (w/ Tom Rush)
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20 Mar 2020 Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall (w/ America and Tom Rush)
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21 Mar 2020 Alexandria, VA — The Birchmere (w/ Tom Rush)
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22 Mar 2020 Wilmington, DE — Live at The Baby Grand (w/ Tom Rush)
25 Mar 2020 New York, NY — The Iridium (w/ Tom Rush)
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26 Mar 2020 Philadelphia, PA — World Cafe Live (w/ Tom Rush)
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27 Mar 2020 Concord, NH — Bank of NH Stage (w/ guest Marielle Kraft)
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28 Mar 2020 Lincroft, NJ — Earth Room Concerts (w/ Sophie Buskin)
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29 Mar 2020 New York, NY — City Vineyard (w/ guest Marielle Kraft)
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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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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

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