Matt White / Brendan James / Will Knox

Thursday / February 17, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Matt White

Matt White's sophomore album, It's the Good Crazy, is a wild romp through the Big Apple and beyond. The piano phenom fuels that ride with a combination of propulsive piano playing and sly lyrics. The stage is where he's most charming. Touring and performing alongside everyone from B.B. King and Sheryl Crow to John Mayer and Counting Crows, he's got charisma that brings audiences back for more. Donning flamboyant stage attire and pounding the keys, White never fails to deliver a show.

Brendan James's album is self-titled because he feels like it's his first recording that really showcases the different sides of him as a musician. It's got everything from the mellow to the upbeat, from the somber to the unashamedly positive. 

Also appearing is Will Knox. Joel Crane from NMEQ, and Mojo magazines says, "Will Knox produces songs of intelligence and of an experience that belies his young age. His charming optimism proves to be a staple of his songwriting nuance as he shares his pain and regrets, all the while encouraging each of us to live on through these darker times. His strengths are evident as he takes to the stage to promote his wonderful debut EP Buckled Knees—a record that prompts self-exploration, compassion, and, ultimately, joy. Backed by a sold five-piece band, Knox produces spellbinding live performances to be cherished and admired. Blessed with his poetic soul, Knox is able to conjure images of romance and beauty armed with only his imagination and written word."

$12, advance; $15, door