ROCKPORT — Rockport’s “Music in the Park” returns this Sunday for its season finale. This Sunday the Rockport Parks Committee will host Matt Gaillet.
“Los Angeles based artist, Matt Gaillet is a songwriter's songwriter,” said the Committee, in a news release. “But that doesn't mean his music is pedantic or inaccessible, it means he's just that good. His songs are an effortless blend of melody and moonlight prose, delivered in a tone that's part indie-folk sweet boy and part Leonard Cohen's You Want it Darker. His lyrics span everything from love and the natural world, to car parts and manual labor, and yet he presents it all in such a way that we don't have questions, we just want more.”
Matt Gaillet originally hails from a hip little suburb of NYC, (Lauren Hill, SZA, and Zach Braff are fellow progeny of the neighborhood) but he found his artistic voice in the smoking hills and thundering shores of New England, and honed his craft over the years 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, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m., and join the Parks Committee for the season finale of Music in the Park.
“It has been a great first year with only a couple of performances having to be canceled due to weather. We will be back next summer with another line up of talented, fun, and interesting performers,” said the Committee.