Photo Credit: Neale Eckstein
OXFORD – In a rare homecoming, Matt Nakoa returns to 6 On the Square this Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for an intimate concert that doubles as a fundraiser for a local chapter of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization, providing scholarships and grants to women).
Originally hailing from Plymouth in rural northwestern Chenango County, Nakoa has spent the last decade or so as a true traveled working musician with recent layovers the likes of Texas, Oregon, North Carolina, the midwest, and NYC.
And while life on the road is his calling card, Nakoa inevitably seeks the refuge of his home of Boston to write and record his works.
By all accounts, the gravity of Nakoa's talent is a deception of his 30-something years young body; and his musical capacity seems much, much larger than what can be acquired in a trifling three decades or so. Add to that his mastery and execution of more music genres than most ever hear – and the fact that he's found a way to use all of them – and you begin to understand the intensity of his bridled talent.