LIVE: Matuto @ the Music Haven, 7/15/12

July 20th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Rob Curto, Skip Ward and Clay Ross

Rob Curto, Skip Ward and Clay Ross

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

The Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park continued its musical travels around the world one concert at a time by journeying with Matuto to Northeastern Brazil and other parts of the Americas. Led by guitarist Clay Ross, this band brought its eclectic sound to a small but appreciative crowd that braved a very heavy – but quickly passing – downpour to see the band last Sunday evening.

The unusual combination of guitar, bass, accordion, trap drums and percussion served up a set of truly uncategorizable music. One could hear the sounds of roots music of all kinds – ranging from Northeast Brazilian forro to bluegrass – in the band’s spicy musical gumbo.

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