“Carnaval in the Appalachian”

Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. An official selection of Womex 2011, Matuto (“bumpkin” in Brazilian slang) moves with two-stepping grace between bluegrass and forro, between swamp rock and maracatu, between surf guitar shimmies and the wah-wah of the berimbau.

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“Weird and Wonderful… Unorthodox and Delightful” - Jazz Times Magazine

“Clay Ross has created a stunning cross-cultural statement with Matuto” - Limewire.com

“Restrained virtuosic skill and a joyful anything-goes attitude…a unique musical vision.” - Virginian Pilot