Bastards of Fine Arts and The Blue Ribbons

May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
$15 adv and $18 at the door

Must be 21+
Doors at 8

$15 adv/$18 at the door

Bastards of Fine Arts is a new band with old roots. Matt Keating and Steve Mayone are both songwriter veterans and multi-instrumentalists, singularly releasing multiple albums over the past two decades.

Both began their careers in the 1990’s, moving from bands to solo artists: Keating has released 11 albums. NPR says: “In a career spanning more than 20 years, Matt Keating has established himself as one of America’s great under the radar songwriters. His work is rife with clever and incisive tunefulness.”

Mayone has released 5 albums.

Americana UK says: “The stark truth is Mayone is a master songsmith.

He crafts and molds his stories eloquently and intelligently and there’s not many that you can say that about.”

The Blue Ribbons was formed by

singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr.

They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music.

Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship” – Charan Devereux; Boston Globe.

Together and individually, the members of The Ribbons have performed and/or recorded with lots of other people who make good music too.

All very active musicians, each member of The Blue Ribbons brings his influences and experiences to the music and this is at the heart of their creativity.

Anything goes in this band, and it usually does.