Matt and Shannon Heaton

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  • Matt and Shannon Heaton

    This show was on Oct 20th, 2016 | 30 people watched
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    • Oct 20
      Top class musicianship, warm and welcoming presence, great stories about the songs... I always see Matt and Shannon play on line or in person whenever I can.
    • Oct 20
      Love the spontaneity!!!
    • Oct 20
      What was your favorite part of the performance? The music was great but there were numerous technical problems. At first the sound was out of sinc with the video and kept blanking out. When I rebooted it was fine for about 10" until the screen froze and I was unable to start it again.
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  • Matt Heaton's Online Sing Along!

    This show was on Nov 15th, 2015 | 27 people watched
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Matt & Shannon Heaton: Updated and traditional ballads with Irish roots and multi-instrumental virtuosity
With engaging stage-presence, masterfully-crafted songs, [and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing], Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled music from the heart.

Steeped in sessions in County Clare, brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago & Boston,... more

Matt & Shannon Heaton: Updated and traditional ballads with Irish roots and multi-instrumental virtuosity
With engaging stage-presence, masterfully-crafted songs, [and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing], Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled music from the heart.

Steeped in sessions in County Clare, brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago & Boston, and spiced with imaginative original compositions, the Heatons' sound is an accessible amalgam of trad roots and imaginative modern acoustic sounds, brimming with husband-and-wife harmonies and highly textured guitar.

The Heatons move audiences from uplifting to heartbreaking songs, with heart-soaring instrumental work and charm. Shannon (Live Ireland's Female Musician of the Year 2010 & 2011) has been compared to Alison Krauss and Altan's Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh for her combination of vocal grace and instrumental prowess on the Irish flute and button accordion. Matt provides a firm foundation on the guitar & bouzouki which is equal parts Richard Thompson, Donal Lunny and Bill Frisell, always searching for the perfect chord. Their music is Irish-American in its roots and universal in its appeal.

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