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Queset Garden Concert Series: The Highwaymen: Songs and Stories Series with Matt York

On Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m., longtime New England singer/songwriter Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Krisofferson and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers in an hour-long Queset Garden performance. The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980's to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen. However, prior to that, they'd each established themselves as stars, and their careers intersected many times since the 1960's.

About Matt York

York has twice been nominated as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards, and his latest release, Bruisable Heart, was named one the Boston Globe's best albums of 2019. The Boston Herald says of Matt York’s album Boston, Texas that ”the singer-songwriter uses basic building blocks — Buddy Holly’s chords, Hank Williams’ swagger, Steve Earle’s boozy wisdom, Paul Westerberg’s straight-up-drunk wisdom — to construct an album of beauty, optimism and heartbreak.” Matt grew up in Foxboro, Massachusetts and began playing the clubs of Boston as a teenager. Since then, he's played on stages throughout the United States and Canada.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Easton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Event Location: 
Queset Garden