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Archive for September, 2012
15th Sep 2012 Posted in: Blog, Song Class Comments Off on Songwriting for Civilians Weekend!

I’m doing it again! After my Rock and Roll Retreat, I’m ready to teach my basic songwriting class again as a weekend seminar. It just seems to work well that way.

I hope you’ll consider joining me! The workshop will run from breakfast through later afternoon both Saturday and Sunday, and will include rock and roll and yummy breakfasts & lunches both days.

If you are coming from out of town, hit me up right away so I can send you links to local lodging.

It’s going to be a blast! Hope you can join us.

12th Sep 2012 Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Matt the Electrician is on his way!
Rain Perry
Hey everyone – fall is in the air (finally!) and we’re going to fit in one more house concert before the holidays. It’s our good friend Matt the Electrician back to bring us his nearly annual selection of amazing songs and whack-job stories. Matt will be bringing his friend John Elliottto open for him, so it should be a great night! 

This show is on a Thursday – September 27th. It’s the usual drill: potluck at 6:30, show at 8:00. Email for reservations and directions. Donation $20/person at the door for the guys.


See you there!

About Matt:


Once upon a time, there was a youg man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, TX, and he worked as a journeyman electrician. Every morning, when it was still dark outside, he would go to work and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. When he would come home, again, it was dark outside. And then, sometimes, with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whomever would listen. And he would apologize for his appearance, and explain to the audience that he was an electrician, and he found a certain nobility in this, even if no one wanted to sit too close to the stage. So they called him Matt The Electrician, and he did not mind this, for he was proud of himself, for there is no shame in a hard days work.


But eventually, he quit his job as an electrician, to spend more time writing and playing songs, and the name stuck with him, because everyone needs an electrician sometimes. And there are some who say, that when the moon is full, and Jupiter is aligned with Mars, you can often hear Matt The Electrician in the distance, wiring a house, and whistling softly to himself.