Sol Roots (with Mateo Monk) at the Hamilton (opened for the Wailers)

Mateo Monk

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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Mateo Monk is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, adept at many styles of world roots music.  With twenty 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, psychedelica, soul, and funk.  Performing solo on the guitar, flute, 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.