Mat Kearney Live

Friday night I got to go to a Mat Kearney concert at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte. I first learned about Mat Kearney when I did a review of his third album, Young Love. He has such a happy vibe, I was excited to get to see him live.

Mat’s newest album, Young Love, was inspired by his new wife. The hit song “Hey Mama” is about meeting her at a Anthropologie store in TN while she was working and then falling in love. “The album really began with ‘Hey Mama’. After clapping into my laptop and programming this beat, I was dancing around the room actually freestyling words. This wasn’t me sitting around with some friends and an acoustic guitar. It was this visceral writing experience. I tried to find a way to write stories to these beats,” said Mat.
This same style was totally brought to the show. Mat and his bandmates were crowd pleasing, intimate, energetic, on key, and totally in the moment. I was really impressed at how well Mat won the crowd over. He was very interactive by talking to the audience and actually jumping down to sing in the crowd. Mat threw in quite a few ” I love you too’s” to all of the fans shouting out during the show. He even did a little personalized freestyle song about Charlotte which was pretty awesome.
My favorite part of the show was watching Mat play his piano and guitar while singing at the same time. It seriously blew my mind at how talented he is! If Mat Kearney is playing near you, be sure to check them out. It’s really a pleasant happy show.
You can keep up with the tour online, on Facebook, or Twitter.

Jan. 19th Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC

20th Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC

21st The Handlebar Greenville, SC

23rd Track 29 Chattanooga, TN

25th Floyds Music Store Tallahassee, FL

26th The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL

27th The Beacham Theatre Orlando, FL

28th Center Stage Atlanta, GA

30th Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL

31st House of Blues New Orleans, LA

Feb. 1st House of Blues Houston, TX

3rd Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX

4th Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK

7th Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO

9th Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO

10th Ogden Theater Denver, CO

11th Belly Up Aspen, CO

13th In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT

15th Knitting Factory Spokane, WA

16th Showbox @ The Market Seattle, WA

17th Roseland Portland, OR

18th McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR

20th Knitting Factory Reno, NV

22nd Warfield San Francisco, CA

23rd Music Box Los Angeles, CA

24th Access Aliante Las Vegas, NV

25th House of Blues San Diego, CA


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