Folk musicians Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore perform Thursday March 13, 2008 @ The Flying Brick Library @ 7pm. 506 S. Pine Street in Oregon Hill near Mama Zu’s. Donations will be accepted – No Alcohol, No Smoking inside. For more info please check out: http://www.matcallahan.com/ A short Biography on Mat Callahan: Born 14 July 1951 in San Francisco. Mat’s […]
Folk musicians Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore perform
Thursday March 13, 2008 @ The Flying Brick Library @ 7pm. 506 S. Pine Street in Oregon Hill near Mama Zu’s. Donations will be accepted – No Alcohol, No Smoking inside.
For more info please check out:
A short Biography on Mat Callahan:
Born 14 July 1951 in San Francisco. Mat’s Mother and Grandmother were dancers. He spent his childhood dancing at their school Peters Wright Creative Dance. At 13, he took up music. Later, he got involved with the Black Panthers and other revolutionaries. Refused induction into the US Army. Worked with San Francisco Mime Troupe and co-founded the Mime Troupe sponsored band Red Rock. He began composing and performing with the duo Prairie Fire, recording several records and touring the US. Upon his return to San Francisco he formed a band called the Looters. They made several albums, toured the US, Canada, Nicaragua and Europe. He helped found the artists’ collective Komotion International. Spent ten years operating art gallery, recording studio and performance space. Edited and published the magazine Komotion. Produced albums for numerous artists. Authored the book Sex, Death and the Angry Young Man. Formed group the Wild Bouquet. Made two albums. Toured US, Canada and Europe. Began work on Testimony. Testimony published Spring 2000. Began work on the album on “San Francisco”. “San Francisco” completed September 2001. Completed “The Trouble With Music” in 2005.
A recent live review of Mat and Yvonne:
Gabe Kindler of the Sursee Woche, January 24, 2008:
“The voices of Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore harmonize not only very well, but often blend on stage and create something so new and intense that no one can escape from. They are vocally powerful and poetic, producing acoustic intensity and touching intimacy.
Songs with fascinating rhythms and sound patterns tell American stories about rebels, outcasts, and the hunted. They return at times to the era of protest songs during the Seventies and Eighties, but always lead back to the present.
They invite the audience to their parlor, and make clear how the joining of two musical worlds create a thrird, which, to discover, seems an enjoyable adventure for both of them.”