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Cafe Wha?

115 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012

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Matt Nakoa live at Cafe Wha? Weds, March 9th | 7PM Doors, 8PM Show | 2 item minimum | Proof of Vaccination Required

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Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

Born on a small goat farm in New York State, Nakoa trained to be a concert pianist before accepting scholarship to Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. He developed his dramatic songwriting style with his college art-rock band, The Fens, and when the band dissolved, he landed in NYC. It was in Manhattanʼs all-night piano bars that Matt developed an uncanny ability to command the attention of any audience.

2012 and 2014 saw the release of his first solo albums, garnering multiple songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festivalʼs new folk competition. Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences and tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into a grownup reality. The Ark of Music magazine proclaims, “What we have here is a truly encouraging sign of what pop could once again become …”

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“Most Wanted” Winner – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

New Folk Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival

Sundilla Radio Hours’ “Albums Of The Year” list

Selected to play at The White House

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There is a 2 item minimum/person for all shows at Cafe Wha?

Please note: per NYC mandate, all indoor activities including restaurants, bars, music venues, etc. require all guests to show proof of vaccination upon entering. Proof of vaccination may be given in the form of a paper copy, Excelsior Pass, key to NYC Pass, or digital image of a guest's vaccine card and accompanying government issued photo identification.

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