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 three years of relentless touring across the US and Europe. Though deeply rooted in bluegrass and old time tradition, the pair’s respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin– as well as a penchant for the absurd– offers a refreshing point of view.
Bates and Morris met in 2012 while teaching abroad in Leipzig, Germany. They found common ground in the music of their homeland, and hobby turned to profession when they hit the road permanently a year later. Their second full-length album, Songs We Made Up, features the duo’s excellent musicianship, tight vocal harmonies, and wacky world view, ranging from beautiful waltzes to stolen crackers. It has received praise from The Bluegrass Situation, Dying for Bad Music, and KCUR since its release in Feburary 2016. For booking and/or general information contact them: thematchsellers [at] gmail.com
Sept 9 Backroom Gallery, Independence, MO
Sept 10 Crossroads Music Fest, Kansas City, MO
Sept 12 Rural Grit, Kansas City, MO
Sept 23 Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO
Sept 25 Here’s To The Roots, Kansas City, MO
Sept 29 Barley St Tavern, Omaha, NE