Carnival in the Appalachian


Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, “The Devil and The Diamond” (Motema Music; release: May 14, 2013).

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Live Review: Club Passim 2015



“Matuto delivered a lively performance that had every head bobbing, every toe tapping, and – for the last number – every person standing and dancing.  I cannot wait to see them again.” – Suze Uttal

Live Review: Vancouver Folk Festival 2015


“…the raucous, eclectic fun of Matuto! The New York-based band was just one of the many happy discoveries I made at this year’s festival. What drew me over to stage three to see them was the description of their music as “Brazillian blugrasss.” (What doesthat sound like?) What kept me there, however, was the high energy, infectious fun they were having onstage, and how eclectic their music actually turned out to have been, not to mention the dance party that no one even remotely close to the stage was able to resist participating in! Dancing under the willow trees at Jericho Park: these are the kinds of moments music lovers come to this festival for.”  – The Vancouver Weekly