Matt Munisteri & Jonathan Stout from the porch
From the Porch is a series of capsule concerts and interviews filmed on Centrums front porch. Featuring faculty, participants and students from the many workshops Centrum offers they are a tiny snapshot of Centrum at its best. In this video, we feature Artistic Director of Red Hot Strings Matt Munisteri and Red Hot Strings faculty member Jonathan Stout.
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and Brooklyn native Matt Munisteri grew up with early interest in American folk music that led him from finger-style Country and Ragtime guitar, through Blues, to Tin Pan Alley and Jazz. His own compositions, and lauded guitar playing, accurately reflect this life-long immersion in the history of American Popular Song; linking rural and urban, long-gone with contemporary.
Los Angeles-based guitarist and bandleader Jonathan Stout is well-known to swing dancers everywhere for the wonderful dance orchestra he leads, but any fan of swing guitar currently stalking the internet knows him for the beautiful touch he brings to relaxed swinging versions of standards played chord-melody style on an array of prized old archtop guitars.
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