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Chicago!!! Playing at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 6/22 FREE 

After 16 wonderful, fulfilling years living in the city of Chicago, I find myself called to move Westward to try my luck in the city of angels. I love you Chicago, always will, you've been very good to me as an artist/human.  New chapter ahead, nothing but love and appreciation in it's wake.  

Join me and the band at Pritzker Pavilion for our final Chicago show while I can still claim residency here.  It's a free show, June 22nd, 6:30pm sharp.  I'm grateful for such an amazing way to bid farewell to a city that has given so much to me.  

Hope to see you there Chicago!!

Photo: @zach_rees

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Live EP from The Lyric Theatre

Matthew Santos

Yours free when you sign up for email list! A live, acoustic EP from a June 2014 performance, courtesy of the fine folks at The Lyric Theatre in LA--showcasing some new songs and old in a stripped down, intimate setting.

Recorded and mixed by André Paxton. Photo by Micheal Mabborang. Featuring violin from Chihsuan Yang.

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  2. 2 Second Chances 04:06
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  3. 3 White Gloves 05:51
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  4. 4 Under the Microscope 03:48
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  5. 5 Field and Flower 04:34
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  6. 6 Ojos 04:30
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Previous events

Matthew Santos Band "Farewell Chicago" At Pritzker

Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago

After 16 wonderful, fulfilling years living in the city of Chicago, I find myself called to move Westward to try my luck in the city of angels. I love you Chicago, always will, you've been very good to me as an artist/human. New chapter ahead, nothing but love and appreciation in it's wake.

Join me and the band at Pritzker Pavilion for our final Chicago show while I can still claim residency here. It's a free show, June 22nd, 6:30pm sharp. I'm grateful for such an amazing way to bid farewell to a city that has given so much to me.

Hope to see you there Chicago!!

Photo: @zach_rees

Matthew Santos Band with Emily Blue

Martyr's , 3855 N Lincoln Ave , Chicago, IL

It's been a hot minute Chicago, but this show with full band is going to be a special one. Bringing in Emma Dayhuff from NYC and will have some special guest appearances.

Emily Blue and Christopher the Conquered will blow your socks off as well!

Hope you can make it Chicago. More info to come.

Matthew Santos opening up for Samora Pinderhughes, Daveed Diggs, and Rafael Casal

Le Poisson, 158 Bleecker Street , New York, NY 10012

Will be opening up show with solo set, and sitting in with homies Samora Pinderhughes, Daveed Diggs, and Rafael Casal. I'm apparently listed as "special guest" ...SMH. See below for more details.

We Resist! presents Samora Pinderhughes, Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal and more special guests TBA in support of The Transformations Suite, and the film “Whose Streets?”

Matthew Santos Unplugged

The Bungalow, 3837 Oakland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

An intimate, unplugged house concert. Brand new song-stallions, older workhorses, and all donkies in between. Story-teller style, very limited seating, and live recording of set included in ticket price. BYOB and snacks! Super chill, relax and recline, come one, come all.

I'll be in town to hit with Dessa and MN Orchestra at Orchestra Hall 4/14 and 4/15. Still some tickets available for that one too!

Got some very exciting news to share with you all...some big stuff coming up!

Only 38 seats available, so get them while they're slightly warmer than room temperature.

Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm sharp.

Tickets: http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=183354224

Cover photo: Brittany Douziech

Matthew Santos and Chihsuan Yang, w/ special guest ESCP

Steppenwolf Theatre , Chicago

An intimate premier of two-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew Santos, and 3Arts awardee Chihsuan Yang's new collaborative material, along with special debut of ESCP, a brand new duo consisting of Chihsuan Yang and long time collaborator Bob Garrett.

photo: www.stephaniebassos.com

Mar30

Matthew Santos solo (private)

Mar24

Matthew Santos solo (private)

Chicago

Mar7

Matthew Santos solo in NYC--Communion Residency

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

NYC!!!!! Excited to be coming back to you. 10:30pm @ Rockwood Music Hall

Mar1

MONAKR (Private)

Newseum , DC

Feb25

MONAKR @ Sofar Sounds Chicago

MONAKR to perform a stripped down set for the Sofar network of music lovers.

Feb24

Matthew Santos sits in w/ Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues CD Release party

Evanston Space, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

It's been an absolute pleasure getting to know and work with Corky and the whole gang for years now, and I'm really looking forward to this show--finally celebrating the release of their new album!!!

Corky wrote some really refreshing and lovely arrangements for a couple of my tunes, and his group of world class musicians truly bring them to life with heart and grace. Honored to be featured on the album.

Come to this show.