Matt and Shannon Heaton

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  • Matt Heaton's Online Sing Along!

    This show was on Nov 15th, 2015 | 27 people watched
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  • Shannon Heaton SOLO!

    This show was on Nov 13th, 2015 | 44 people watched
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    • Nov 14
      What was your favorite part of the performance? All of it! I appreciated Shannon explaining how and why the pieces were written, for what occasion, etc. made the music more meaningful.
    • Nov 14
      Always a joy to see the Heatons perform in any configuration. Loved the flute duo (not sure I'd ever heard Shannon play with another flute player "live") and how crisp and precise the rhythm was throughout. Also fun to learn what makes a tune "simple" when it all sounds complicated for a non-player like me! :-) Thanks for another wonderful evening! <3
    • Nov 14
      We enjoyed it all, and were especially impressed at Shannon's rapport with the live audience. Besides, she is a magnificent musician.
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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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