By Brent Michael, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent
Venue: Busch Gardens, Tampa
From the moment he steps on stage, you can tell this is a serious musician and songwriter, and a serious band backing him up. A well-worn but obviously much loved guitar, no fancy costumes or fashionable haircuts (well, maybe the one guitarist), just solid music that has brought him both fans and accolades.
Even if you’ve never picked up one of his eleven and soon to be twelve albums, or seen one of his six music videos, or heard one of his songs on the radio, or seen one of his appearances on television shows like That Metal Show or David Letterman or Ellen DeGeneres, you’ve probably heard one on NCIS, Scrubs, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Melrose Place, or The World Series of Poker to name a few.
Yet the man is a crowd-pleaser, interacting like everyone was his old friend, spotlighting his back-up band, playing songs that included hard rockers to country-like ballads. A tough act to follow for anyone!
Find out more at http://mattnathanson.com/
When not in custody, I've been involved with music, photography, and writing my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy and played those silver tunes, I've had the beat, but being a drummer didn't suit me so I became a lead singer, which lasted a few years. Settling down, sort of, I translated my knowledge of audio and glib tongue into mobile emcee work, and my training as a photographer and videographer into a living in the wedding, party, bar/bat mitzvah, and entertainment industry. During this time I also managed to bamboozle my way into a master's degree in writing, worked for a couple of magazines (yes, I took photos for a nudist magazine!), have photographed hotels, done commercial work (shot the cover of Tablet and Capsule magazine), published a few articles, hosted some public access shows (a couple times in drag, but that's another story), and generally made a nuisance of myself until I landed here.