Gaston County Museum’s 16th Annual Blues Out Back concert series takes place the second Friday of the month through September, from 6:30pm to 8pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy live music behind the museum, at 131 W. Main Street in Dallas. Next up is Matt Walsh on August 8th:
Doing 200 plus shows a year throughout the US with his rock guitar/drum duo, ‘The Low Counts’ or under his own name, Matt Walsh is a vocalist / guitarist / song writer from North Carolina. His sound is influenced by the energy and guitar tones from recordings that he heard in his youth, anyone from Link Wray to Robert Nighthawk to Black Sabbath. On any given night you’ll hear him use those early influences to rip through and seamlessly combine the landscape of American sounds into his original music. The result reflects an influence of many genres of raw, unpretentious music– 50′s Urban and Hill County Blues, various kinds of Rock, Hip-Hop, Psychedelia, Country, Rockabilly and Soul. Matt heard a lot of Piedmont Blues growing up in NC and he couldn’t help but absorb and be influenced by it as well, which brings him to Gaston Museum for this rare solo performance.
The last Blue Out Back show will be on September 12 with Big Ron Hunter.