‘A genuinely great artist might have just arrived out of the blue’ – The Guardian
In one of the most startling success stories of the past year, 30-year old Virginia native Matthew E. White baffled the music industry by starting his own record label, forming a groove-heavy house band in the Stax/Motown tradition, and as an afterthought... made his singing debut with the instant-classic Big Inner – a time-warped meditation of country, r 'n' b, funk and folk born from his attic-studio origins.
An arranger for the likes of The Mountain Goats and big band jazz collective Fight the Big Bull, White has assembled a live incarnation of Big Inner equally adept at grand orchestration as the gritty intimacy of a '70s soul revue. Making his Australian debut whilst on the cusp of wider public consciousness, White will mark this watershed moment with a performance that brings audiences into a community bound by southern musical traditions.
Presented in association with Handsome Tours.