Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street, Key West, FL
British-American guitar sensation, singer-songwriter, producer and highly sought-after session cat, Matt Backer, brings innovation, spark and new levels of excitement to every piece of music he touches with his soul-bending guitar riffs, mind-teasing lyrics and compelling vocals. His guitar mastery has graced the albums, and stages, of countless famed musicians around the globe, as well as many beloved musical icons on the Key West scene. But Backer’s got a special brand of music all his own. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear his outta-the-box, badass guitar work up-close-and-personal and also to take a rare peek at Backer’s original music and the compelling stories behind his songs. Juliana MacDowell, a soulful singer-songwriter who splits her time between Northern VA and Key West, will also share some of the tales behind her tunes. This rare pairing of Backer’s renowned guitar prowess with Juliana MacDowell’s velvety vocals (and oft’ highly-confessional melodies), promises an emotionally charged and humorous feel-good night in the beautiful and acoustically gratifying setting of the Back Stage Listening Room.