Bio: Mateo Monk is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, adept at many styles of world roots music. With thirty years of performing experience, his live shows are an exciting musical journey around the globe, exploring the rhythms of jazz, bossanova, reggae, hindustani raga, bluegrass, soul, and funk through original compositions. Performing solo on the guitar, flute, synth, and vocals, Mateo utilizes a “looper” pedal to create fully textured rhythms, adorned with virtuosic melodic musings, all seamlessly woven into the song form in real time. It’s a modern spin on the iconic idea of the “one man band”, executed by a one-of-a-kind artist with deep emotional sensibility and dazzling instrumental finesse.
Notable venues where Mateo has performed (solo or with bands): Hampton Coliseum (VA), Kastles Stadium (DC), Carter Barron Amphitheatre (DC), Howard Theatre (DC), Hamilton Theater (DC), 9:30 Club (DC) State Theater (VA), Boulder Theater (CO), Fox Theater (CO), Mishawaka Amphitheatre (CO), Aggie Theater (CO), Elysee Montmarte (Paris).
Notable festivals: Reggae Bash (France), Chill Out Festival (Istanbul Turkey), Meeting Of The Minds, Domefest, Sleepy Creek Spring Dig, Sleepy Creek Harfest, Lovelight Yoga Festival, Flow Jam Yoga Festival.
Opened for (solo or with bands): Ziggy Marley, John Kadlecik, Thievery Corporation, The Wailers, Midnite, Culture, The Meditations, Lucky Dube, Capleton, Sister Carol, Sister Nancy.
Recording Credits: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/mateo-monk-mn0001891622/credits
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