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)
Aug 22 DUO DEATH MATCH: Betse & Clarke vs. The Matchsellers hosted by Brett Hodges, Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO , 8pm
Aug 23 DUO DEATH MATCH: Kelly and Stas vs. Shapiro Bros. hosted by Andrew Morris, Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO, 8pm
Aug 25 Chelsea’s, Eurkea Springs, AR w/ Chucky Waggs
Aug 26 Fiddlin & Pickin, Lawrence, KS
Aug 31 Spike’s Beach Grill, Warsaw, IN 7pm