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Don White and Matt Watroba Concert for Lost Voices

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Smith Theater at Oakland Community College

27055 Orchard Lake Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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Lost Voices is proud to present a benefit concert by singer-songwriter and humorist Don White, on stage with the Voice of Folk Music in Michigan, Matt Watroba.

Don White is generally categorized as a folk singer, but this doesn’t come close to the whole story. He has essentially invented his own musical genre with a mix of humor and powerful songwriting. White’s arc as a writer and performer has taken him from his industrial hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts across the country as hitchhiker, through Boston’s comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Christine Lavin, Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Tom Rush, and Louden Wainright III. Based in New England, his relatively infrequent visits to Michigan always turn into major events.

Matt Watroba is one of Michigan’s secret musical treasures. A consummate songwriter and performer in his own right, he also spent many years sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of Americana music on WDET-Detroit Public Radio. As producer and host of the Folks Like Us program and the nationally syndicated Sing Out Radio Magazine and Folk Alley, Watroba has come in contact with many aspects of folk music and culture. He can light up any room with his sparkling wit, intelligent lyrics, powerful voice, and easy connection with the audience.

Best of all, these two together are even better than the sum of the parts. Their decades-long musical and personal friendship generates a chemistry that makes this one of the most entertaining stage pairings you are ever going to see.

Profits from this concert will go to benefit Lost Voices’ work with children and teens who are victims of abuse, neglect, violence, addiction, and human trafficking.

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