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Matt the Electrician

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Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant

2007 Grant
Houston, TX 77006

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Montrose

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With Southpaw Jones, 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 832-212-4057 or www.andersonfair.com.
Austin's Matt the Electrician (Matthew Sower to his family and friends) must be both proud and puzzled by the blurb on his CDBaby marketing page which says, "Recommended if you like Ben Folds, Paul Simon, Taj Mahal." Oddly enough, that description isn't as far off as it seems at first, although we would have added Tom Waits and fellow Austinite Beaver Nelson to that list. Sower is one of a handful of brainy, somewhat quiet Central Texas singer-songwriters who write with considerable plainfolks wit, down-to-earth blue-collar common sense and smart-folks ideas. What emerges are songs like "Change the Subject" and "One Right Thing," delivered somewhere between Paul Simon's New Yorky folk-pop and Waits's back-alley sandpaper growl. There's just the right mix of vulnerability and strength, ennui and hope to make women want to take him home and mother him. The Electrician makes it earthy and ethereal, and that's a hard trick to pull off.
 
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sijamesmon
sijamesmon

William, this is a great article! I'm always glad to hear of common people getting lots of recognition for their uncommon attributes. It just goes to show that no matter what your profession is, you can do great things if you apply yourself. The most important thing to do is to give an honest effort and be enthusiastic.

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