Mat Kearney sells out The Egg’s Swyer Theatre
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his breakout album, City of Black & White, Mat Kearney decided to revisit some of his favorite songs off of the record and re-record them with a new perspective. Similarly, the City of Black & White Revisited Tour will feature Kearney’s extensive, award-winning catalog in a rare intimate acoustic performance. Eli Teplin will open the show.
Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting — the kind that transcends generations and genres. He’d strum chords on a friend’s acoustic guitar, paving the way for a career that would eventually take him all over the world.
Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn’t forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.