Pics by Mark Dinnage at Kirton Lindsey Town Hall
Iain Matthews & BJ Baartmans play Matthews Southern Comfort
Thursday Nov. 8th. Beaver – Miltenberg DE
Friday Nov. 9th. Ratsche – Geislingen DE
.. If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews as a deserving nominee… read here what Rick Bayles writes about ‘Thro’ my Eyes’.
Last night we played Leo Blokhuis’ show on Radio Npo2. We did two songs of the new album ‘Like a Radio’ live.. want to see how we sounded?
Leo Blokhuis commented on the new album when it came out in February,
“…This fine record oozes with the excitement that making music can give: beautiful melodies, very well sung and arranged to great taste…”
here he subs for Bart.. click photo to see the clips..
Matthews Southern Comfort
Friday 25th. Theatre de Wegwijzer. Niuew en St Joosland. NL
Sat. 26th. BAM Festival. Hengelo. NL
Fri. 29th. Festival. Berlin. Germany
Thur. 26th. Burg Herzberg Festival. Germany
Fri. 27th. Yard Club. Koln. Germany
Mon. 13th. Broadstairs Folk Week. Broadstairs. UK
Fri. 12th. Thalgau. Austria
Sat. 13th. Mayrhofen. Austria
Fri. 26th. Kirton Lindsay – Town Hall. UK
Sat. 27th. Wirksworth – Assembly rooms. UK
Sun. 28th. Pontefract – Iain Matthews book launch “Thro’ My Eyes – a memoir”
Mon. 29th. Barnoldswick. UK
Tue. 30th. Bilston – Robin 2. UK (w/ Magna Carta)
Wed. 31st. Morecombe – The Platform. UK
Sat. 24th. In the woods. Leusden. NL
Thu. 29th. Heerenlogement. Beusichem. NL
Sat. 8th. Paradox. Tilburg. NL
Fri. 14th. Luxur. Arnhem. NL
And another review ‘Like a Radio’ in UK Magazine R&R Oz Hardwick writes:
“.. Though Iain Matthews is the only constant in this new line-up, his revival of the name signals a return, not some retro retread! The all Dutch band displays tasteful virtuosity throughout.. as with the first version of the band though ‘Like a Radio is all about the voices.. the material too is first rate.. these are songs to hold the listener with both lyrics and arrangements and with choruses that you find yourself humming days later..
Read more here: MSC-RnR review
New video out! 2nd official video from the new album ‘Like a Radio’ .. here’s ‘Crystals on the Glass’