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Live! From Studio B

Welcome to LIVE! From Studio B Concert Series – There are so many talented composers/musicians in Verde Valley and many more who tour through our area that we would love to share with you!

This is your chance to experience amazing original music in a warm and intimate environment.  Because it’s intimate by design, we hold them in the Old Town Center for the Art’s Studio B, 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ , and are hosted by Arvel Bird and Kimberly Kelley.

These small venues (also called house concerts) are so much more than concert venues.  They are a chance to get to know the artist and get their CDs signed.   Live! From Studio B is also a great social evening of friends and neighbors.

There are too few venues where people can go to experience great music in a close and friendly environment. Great music makes us happy and we want to share that with others around us. These events allow us to give exposure to some incredible musicians whose talents we truly believe in and wish to help promote.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 6:30 pm – Matt Venuti’s “Lifting the Veil Between the Worlds” Show – Celebrating Dia de los Muertos – Costumes are optional and fun!

“A soul-stirring maestro”
– Huffington Post

“awe-inspiring and unforgettable”
– Music Industry News Network

Rev. Arvel will be joining Matt for a few improvisational tunes they’ll be creating just for you!  Doors open at 6:15 pm.  Bring a favorite snack to share and visit until the show starts at 7:00 pm.

Our inaugural concert features Matt Venuti, a masterful instrumentalist known for playing rare and captivating acoustic and electronic instruments. He’s also a video-artist/producer, a poet, and storyteller. Matt’s lyrics tell a story from “the rhythm of life” and “the heart of the road” . . . an honest, soul-filled and often humorous musical journey that forges a lasting connection between Matt and his audiences. The music can be described as mystical and entrancing; beautifully melodic with hypnotic grooves. He enhances his solo shows with a looping device that allows him to create lush layers of cinematic and other-worldly sounds, effects and melodies.

Matt plays rare and captivating melodic-percussive acoustic instruments created in Switzerland, as well as the highly expressive and dynamic Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind synthesizer, He was among the earliest players to explore both of these instrument genres and share them with the world. He recently returned from Switzerland with 4 of the latest creations by PANArt, the makers of the Hang, Gubal and now an entire family of awesome and innovative instruments.

Stay tuned for news of upcoming shows!