Once upon a time, there was a young man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, Texas, and he worked as a journeyman electrician. Every morning, when it was still dark outside, he would go to work and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. When he would come home, again, it was dark outside. And then, sometimes, with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whoever would listen. And he would apologize for his appearance, and explain to the audience that he was an electrician. He found a certain nobility in this, even if no one wanted to sit too close to the stage. So they called him Matt The Electrician, and he did not mind this, for he was proud of himself, as there is no shame in a hard days work.
But eventually, he quit his job as an electrician to spend more time writing and playing songs, and the name stuck with him, because everyone needs an electrician sometimes. And there are some who say when the moon is full, and Jupiter is aligned with Mars, you can often hear Matt The Electrician in the distance, wiring a house and whistling softly to himself.
Matt The Electrician CD Release with Anna Tivel
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$10 in advance — $12 day of show