As featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show, The Bluegrass Situation and Bluegrass Today, the Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over half a decade of constant touring across the US and Europe. The two met while living in Germany and began exploring traditional American music from abroad. Since then, they have collected influences from various regional styles of American folk music. While a focus on humor and absurdity permeates their show, they are dedicated interpreters of tradition whose excellent musicianship, songwriting and taste are never overshadowed.
FOUR-PIECE BLUEGRASTRONAUTS BAND: The Matchsellers’ sometimes perform as a 3 or 4-piece featuring Chad Graves of The Hillbenders on Dobro and Betsey Mae on Bass. For more information on the 4-piece Bluegrastronauts Band click here.
For booking and general information contact: thematchsellers [at] gmail.com
Recent Notable performances include:
NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show (WV), John Hartford Memorial Festival (IN), Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International, Pickin On Picknic (MO), Ozark Folk Center (AR), Boulevardia (MO), Beaver Island Music Festival (MI), Old Mill Fest (TX), Red Dirt Ball (OK)
Sept 18 Rock & Run Brewery, Liberty, MO 6pm
***Sept 21 Bluegrass Battles Hunger, Coleman Hawkins Park, St. Joseph, MO FREE***
***Sept 27 Elbow Room, Wichita, KS w/ BROOK BLANCHE & PRETEND FRIEND***
***Sept 28 Leaky Roof Meadery, Buffalo, MO 6pm***
***Sept 29 Dustbowl Jamboree, Parkville, MO***
***Sept 30 Copper Run Distillery, Walnut Shade, MO***