Matty Metcalfe & David Kulund at The Stage, February 10

Matty Metcalfe, no stranger to WTJU, and first-time guest David Kulund stop by The Stage Thursday, February 10, from 8-9m for an hour of songs in support of WTJU and the 2022 Folk Marathon.

This is a free event, open to all (although it is a part of the Folk Marathon so donations are welcome). Masks are required for all attendees.  You can also listen on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line, and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.  But concerts always sound better with you as part of the studio audience. WTJU is located at 2244 Ivy Rd in Charlottesville, right next door to Vivace.  There is plenty of parking, both in our lot as well as the Sentara lot next door.
Matty Metcalfe is an accomplished and versatile musician and ethnomusicologist who is equally at home in the studio and performance venues as he is in the classroom. His mastery of many different instruments,
from piano and accordion to banjo and guitar, coupled with his ability to seamlessly move between and within musical styles keeps him busy as both a session and touring musician. Mr. Metcalfe also enjoys teaching master classes that demonstrate the connections within and between musical art forms through cultures and time—links that add to an ever-evolving pool of styles that comprise ‘world’ music. His interactive lecture on the origins and evolution of blues music was recently featured in a ‘Music and Leadership Symposium’ presented at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) while his credentials as a performing musician have led to tours and album credits with acts from Nashville, TN to Galway, Ireland and to stages such as the Kennedy Center and the Grand Ole Opry.

David Kulund is a singer-songwriter living in Charlottesville, Virginia. David sang and played guitar in popular bands in New York City and Boston. His rock band, the Soft Explosions, was hyped as “the best band in New York, bar none, based on their live shows” (Allmusic) and were New York winners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage Battle of the Bands. Their EP, Ride Between the Eyes, was released on Canarsie Records, while his Boston band, Honeyglazed, released the Trouble with Girls on Curve of the Earth Records. He played major music festivals like SXSW and New York City’s All Points West. David’s bands performed at premier venues like NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom and Webster Hall, sharing bills with artists like Weezer and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. He has played at the Kennedy Center. David also writes and performs children’s music. He was a member of the award-winning Dream Jam Band in New York.

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