July
9th 2011
Photos & Recap: Matuto at Sycamore (July 8, 2011)

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From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

Matuto, the Brazilian/Americana band co-led by accordionist Rob Curto and guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, played tonight at Sycamore on Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn, NY. They rocked hard. How hard? The show ended with the entire band and most of the crown on the sidewalk in front of the club, dancing and singing. Sadly, my phone (and thus my camera) had died by then, but here are the photos I captured earlier in the evening.

The band has been invited to travel to Copenhagen to take part in a world music trade show. They need your help to raise the funds. Please visit their Kickstarter page to learn more.

Rob Curto was on The Jazz Session earlier this year for an interview and solo accordion performance. Listen to the interview.

My friend James Shipp sat in on several tunes tonight, playing the pandeiro. Another friend who was listening with me said “he rocked my world.” No surprise, because James is amazing. Sadly, he also suffers from having played in the post-dead-battery phase of my evening.

From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

Gil Oliveira (left) and Clay Ross lead the band upstairs before the show to woo patrons from the upstairs bar down into the basement performance space. It worked, too.

From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

(left to right) Rob Curto, Clay Ross, Rob Hecht

From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

(left to right) Rob Curto, Ze Mauricio, Clay Ross, Rob Hecht

From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

From Matuto at Sycamore – July 8, 2011

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