Matt Hectorne "Work" Album Release

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Matt Hectorne "Work" Album Release

Poro, Shetler Jones

Fri · February 2, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Matt Hectorne
Matt Hectorne
Memphis-born and Mississippi-bred, Matt Hectorne understands the musical pedigree of his home states. And while he is clearly indebted to the blues, country, and rock n' roll the MidSouth has created, he isn’t beholden to any one genre. With a healthy dose of the Heartland rock of the 1970’s and 80’s, inspired by such artists as Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, and Bob Seger (along with the gospel and country he grew up on), Hectorne has developed an amalgam of sound both familiar and distinct. With that foundation, mixed with the 90’s and 2000’s indie-rock that shaped his teens and 20s, Hectorne has found a space in the slice of life storytelling and well-worn heart-on-the sleeve ethos that gave way to cultivating his craft and worldview. A craft that fans and industry alike have described as vulnerable yet confident and strikingly human.

Feeling disenfranchised in his small conservative town, Hectorne moved across country at a young age to find kindred souls in his quest to create his own take on the American catalog. The ensuing years saw Hectorne form bands, narrowly evade homelessness, and fall into a lifestyle of partying and scraping by. Now newly sober, Hectorne comes out of his 20s with a fresh perspective on a life of making art for a living, marriage, and our very existence as impermanent beings.

While not a purist by any means, Hectorne’s goal isn’t to push his music into the newest trends but to build upon the traditions laid before him and tell his own story through the lens of American music. The journey through which he guides the listener is one to be enjoyed in a moment of pause, canceling out the noise and flash of today’s media landscape. Succinctly put by influential music blog The Wild Honey Pie: "The formula is simple, as it should be, but also highly inviting.”
Poro
Poro
Poro is a musical project based outside of Cleveland, Ohio, created by Mark Porostosky, present multi-instrumentalist in The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Mark is joined by fellow Lighthouse bandmate Ryan Walker (bass, banjo) and Thomas Ulle (drums). Together they create a sensitive and unique version of melodic acoustic-pop that could be compared to the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Copeland and Gregory Alan Isakov.

After six years of writing and touring with The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Mark’s ambition to create music has only grown stronger, though the proper outlet for a new, acoustic project was never clear. It was made apparent in when Mark met Thomas, both working as house painters. Their earliest practices were during their lunch breaks, which proved a much more fruitful endeavor than literally watching paint dry. In the fall of 2015 they were joined by Ryan as they started to play shows in Cleveland.

In the winter of 2016, Poro self-recorded its first EP, 'Treat Yourself', in Mark's childhood bedroom, before traveling to upstate New York to mix it with Chris Hansen (Matt Pond PA). The EP reflects the honesty and sincerity of a DIY approach while maintaining the sonic quality Mark honed in The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Look for 'Treat Yourself' in January 2017.
Shetler Jones
Shetler Jones
A hypnotic duo intertwining soul, folk, and bewitching harmonies. The Shetler Jones duo features two singer-songwriters from Cleveland’s blues/folk scene. Nate Jones, the front man of the Nate Jones Band & Jessica Shetler, the front woman of Top Hat Black.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110