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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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27 Jun 2019 Somerville, MA — The Burren (w/ ILYAIMY)
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28 Jun 2019 Piermont, NY — Turning Point (w/ Tom Rush)
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29 Jun 2019 Hopewell, NJ — Hopewell Theater (w/ Tom Rush)
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30 Jun 2019 King of Prussia, PA — Concert Under The Stars (w/ Tom Rush)
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09 Jul 2019 White Plains, NY — Summer Second Tuesdays @ White Plains Plaza
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10 Jul 2019 Woodbridge, NJ — Woodbridge Wednesdays @ Parker Press Park (w/ Jann Klose Band)
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18 Jul 2019 Rockport, MA — Shalin Liu Performance Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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19 Jul 2019 Rockport, MA — Shalin Liu Performance Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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20 Jul 2019 Springfield, IL — Abe Fest
26 Jul 2019 Great Barrington, MA — Guthrie Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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27 Jul 2019 Great Barrington, MA — Guthrie Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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01 Aug 2019 Boothbay Harbor, ME — Boothbay Opera House (w/ Tom Rush)
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02 Aug 2019 Brownfield, ME — Stone Mountain Arts Center (w/ Tom Rush)
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14 Aug 2019 Richmond, VA — Tin Pan
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15 Aug 2019 Sykesville, MD — Baldwin's Station
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16 Aug 2019 Greensboro, NC — Fiddle & Bow Society
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17 Aug 2019 Asheville, NC — Isis Music Hall
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18 Aug 2019 Roanoke, VA — The Spot On Kirk
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21 Aug 2019 Philadelphia, PA — World Cafe Live
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22 Aug 2019 Natick, MA — TCAN
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26 Sep 2019 Mamaroneck, NY — Emelin Theatre (w/ Tom Rush)
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02 Nov 2019 Cotuit, MA — Cotuit Center for the Arts
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28 Mar 2020 Lincroft, NJ — Earth Room Concerts
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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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Andrea Sabata 
Skyline Music
Ph 561-790-4843
andrea@skylineonline.com

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