It’s been over three years since Matt has played a show without Jill. That’s a long time.
So when the fabulous Jeremy Hebbel of Gable Music Ventures asked him if he wanted to play at their monthly Singer/Songwriter Showcase in October, Matt wasn’t sure what to do. On one hand, he’s been a singer/songwriter for many years before Hot Breakfast! formed, and he has three solo albums to his name: 1996’s Local Hero, 2007’s Songs for the Earthbound, and 2010’s All This Life. So it ain’t like he’s never played a solo gig before. But on the other, he loves his current position as “the one who plays guitar” in Delaware’s Premier Acoustic Dork-Rock Power Duo; since Hot Breakfast! formed, Matt hadn’t even considered playing a solo gig. Anyway, after days of teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing introspection, he asked Jill what she thought he should do.
“Just take the gig,” she said.
So on Friday, October 18th at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Matt will proudly join Big Tusk, Brooke DiCaro, Canyon, Robin Renee, and The Sun Flights for a night filled with singer/songwriter goodness! The show kicks off at 7:00pm – each artist will take two 15-minute sets. This is an incredibly diverse lineup of artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey – there’s gonna be some wonderful music going down. And it’s at the Queen, which means GREAT DRINKS and DELICIOUS NOMS.
Now, Matt still isn’t sure what songs he’ll be performing, but none of them will be in the current Hot Breakfast! catalog. And rumor has it, he’ll be performing two songs for the very first time. That’s right – even if you’re deeply familiar with Matt’s music catalog (hi, mom!), he’s going to play two songs you’ve never heard before.
So come on out to the Singer/Songwriter Showcase at World Cafe Live at the Queen! Remember…the show starts at 7:00, and dinner reservations are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. You can make ’em by calling (302) 994-1400 or by visiting OpenTable.com. Yep – you can make dinner reservations simply by clicking a few buttons, because we live in the future.
WHAT: October Singer/Songwriter Showcase at World Cafe Live at the Queen
WHO: Matt Casarino, The Sun Fighters, Robin Renee, Canyon, Brooke DiCaro, and Big Tusk.
WHERE: World Café Live at the Queen (upstairs), 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE, 19801.
WHEN: Friday, October 18th, 7:00. Not sure who is playing when, but each artist will play two 15-minute sets.
TICKETS: $8. Purchase tickets here or call (302) 994-1400. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended in addition to your ticket purchase. All tickets are General Admission.
FOOD/DRINK: Full menu (yum!) & bar service, and a super-friendly waitstaff.
ACCESS: All ages! The Queen is wheelchair accessible. Parking garage next door, but street parking is free after 6:00.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Of course we’ve got a Facebook Event Page!
Since you’ve made it this far, here’s a free download for you! It’s “Gods of Gossip,” a cut from Matt’s album All This Life. Enjoy! (To download, click the “Soundcloud” icon – that’ll take you to the download page. Feel free to share!)
Thanks everyone – I’m terribly excited about this show, and I’d love to see you there!
Matt (the Suburban Legend)