Matthias Clark and Jill Knight will be swapping songs and storytelling at Puffers Of Pismo on August 3rd 7-10 pm
This SLO Songwriters Circle event is the first in a series that will bring gifted songwriters to special local venues to share their art and craft.
Matthias Clark redefines the definition singer-songwriter. Regaled by some as the most prolific improvising songwriter around, Matthias is known for his solo recordings and gigs, and as a member of King Holiday. He is an innovator on the guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. But those gifts only begin to tell the tale of this Greenwich Village native.
Now based in Los Osos California, Matthias writes and plays everyday.
A Berklee trained jazz guitarist & composer who studied acting with Al Pacino and voice with Seth Riggs, Matthias grew up in the heart of CBGB's and the Mud Club. Matthias has played with Pete Seeger, Booker T Jones, Carley Simon and Michelle Shocked. His previous band members include Ben Margulies( Mariah Carey), and John Beasley (Miles Davis).
“Matthias Clark is the only cat I know who plays Dylan and Coltrane in the same song!”
— John Beasley, Monkestra
“Matthias Clark creates beautiful music, inspired and powerful. Great work.”
— — Jean-Francois Cote music director, composer, Cirque du Soleil
Jill Knight's soulful sound is unmistakable. A native of Savannah Ga, her music delivers a southern texture blending americana, blues and weaving in a little R & B that will take the listener on an unforgettable journey. Nominated for the LA music awards “best female vocalist”, finalist at the Telluride Troubadour competition, a finalist at the National Academy of Songwriters "songwriter of the year" competition, finalist in Billboard magazines, "best unsigned band" contest, a regional best seller in Album Network magazine for her cd Future Perfect, best DIY albums in Performing Songwriter Magazine, Honorable mention NSAI songwriting competition, Finalist in the Acoustic Live songwriter competition. Jill has toured and shared stages with... India Arie, Shawn Colvin, David Wilcox, John Prine, The Tubes, The Doobie Brothers, Roger McGuinn, Laura Nyro, Chris Isaak, Delbert Mclinton, Michael Hedges, Phoebe Snow, Richard Thompson, Little Feat, David Lindley, Los Lobos, Peter Rowan and many others.
"Its hard to say which is better-the song or the way Jill Knight sings it." Performing Songwriter Magazine.
"Few songwriters seem to have the self-assurance that this singer possesses...Knight approaches her music with an unadorned intensity, her songs pack an emotional punch rich in the details of everyday experiences... this is first rate, high quality music" Dirty Linen.
"With a voice that crests and tumbles like a waterfall, Knight is as elemental as the wind." Sacramento News and Reviews
for more reviews go to http://www.amazon.com/Future-Perfect-Jill-Knight/product-