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Matt Campbell at The Varsity

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Date(s) - 12/01/2017
7:30 pm

The Varsity Center



Matt Campbell – poet, provocateur and protector of classic country music – at The Varsity Dec. 1

CARBONDALE – Matt Campbell is an American troubadour, the likes of which hasn’t been seen or heard since Woody Guthrie and Earnest Tubb. The musician will be traveling from Nashville, Tennessee, to Carbondale for a show on the Balcony Stage at The Varsity on Friday, Dec. 1.

Part poet, politician and provocateur, Campbell is a familiar and timeless presence. With vivid lyrical imagery and lingering melodies, he sings songs that raise questions, songs that give thanks, and songs that stir up memories. Across the guitar strings, his fingers are like a freight train or a feather bed. His voice, both confident and grounded, is timeless.

Campbell is a pivotal character in the exploration of classic country culture. “The Man with Everything,” his latest studio album, is set for release in early 2013.

Campbell is the host of “For the People,” a weekly music showcase broadcast on “Route 650,” presented by WSM. He is also a regular performer and sponsor of the “Honky Tonk Saturday Night” series and has been heard on “Ernest Tubb’s Midnite Jamboree” and “WSM Live at the Capitol Theater.” He performs regularly at various clubs in Nashville. Matt also is part of the Ameripolitan Music movement, which strives to keep the traditions of country music alive.

Check out his music at And, catch his Carbondale show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door on the night of the show or in advance online only at Doors and the bar open at 6:45.

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