ROCKPORT – Rockport’s “Music in the Park” returns this Sunday for its season finale. This Sunday, the Rockport Parks Committee will welcome Matt Gaillet.
“Los Angeles-based artist Matt Gaillet is a songwriter and songwriter,” the committee said in a press release. “But that doesn’t mean his music is pedantic or unapproachable, it means he’s just so good. His songs are an effortless mix of melody and moonlit prose, delivered in a tone that is partly indie-folk sweet boy and partly Leonard Cohen. You want it darker. His lyrics cover everything from love and the natural world to auto parts and manual labor, and yet he presents everything in such a way that we don’t have questions, we just want more.
Matt Gaillet hails from a hip little New York suburb (Lauren Hill, SZA, and Zach Braff are neighborhood descendants), but he found his artistic voice in the smoldering hills and thundering shores of New England, and has honed his craft over years of touring, writing, and recording with all-time bands like Susto, Young Mister, and Dyado, to name a few.
So bring a blanket or a chair, and maybe a sweater to Mary Lea Park, next to the Rockport Opera House, this Sunday, September 19 at 4 p.m., and join the parks committee for the season finale of Music in the Park.
“It was a great first year with only a few shows that had to be canceled due to the weather. We will be back next summer with another lineup of talented, fun and interesting artists, ”the committee said.