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 years of touring across the US and Europe. The two met in 2012 while working as American Cultural Ambassadors in Germany via the Fulbright Program and began exploring traditional American music from abroad. Since then, they have collected influences from various regional styles of American folk music including Bluegrass, Old-Time Fiddle, Hambone, Fiddlesticks, Cajun, Gospel and others. Their work has delved into subjects as academic as “German-American Musical Exchange” and as wild as “Science Fiction Bluegrass”. 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.

Future Shows

Mar 17 St. Paddy’s Day at the Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS w/ Unit Wives – 4-piece
April 4 Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO – 3-piece
April 5 Ryan’s Public House, Tonganoxie, KS – DUO
April 25 Phyllis Manley Folk Music Remberance, Independence, MO – DUO
April 27 Rural Grit Happy Hour at The Brick, Kansas City, MO – 4-piece
May 16 Private Event, Marion, IN – DUO
May 17 Farmer’s Mercantile Hall, Garrison, IA 2pm – DUO
May 28 JK O’Donnell’s, Fort Wayne, IN
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