Performing 1/19 @ 3:30 & 1/20 @ 2:00
With their T Bone Burnett-produced debut album, guitar-wielding duo Striking Matches created an unexpected and unique sound that defied easy categorization and the release of their Shameless EP in September of 2017 further solidified the Nashville-based duo as one of the most versatile emerging acts of the year. The four-song release, produced by Kennedy Karate (Børns), occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal. Indeed, their songs including “When the Right One Comes Along” and “Hanging on a Lie” have been featured on CMT’s hit drama series Nashville and recorded by the show’s stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, and attracted an international fan base. Their first performances in London produced sold-out shows and audiences with a deep knowledge of their lyrics, even before the release of their first full album. Their debut self-titled EP was named among iTunes’ “Best of 2012” and received national attention from outlets such as NPR, the BBC and The Wall Street Journal.
“A perfectly balanced duo. They both have incredible skills. They both have wonderful voices. The harmonies are fabulous. And they play the heck out of the guitar...” -NPR Music
Striking Matches on the web