Watch Matthew E. White's Righteous 30-Piece 'Brazos' Performance

The Lennon-informed soul man recruits 30 musicians for his Hopscotch fest gig

Matthew E. White' 'Brazos' Video
Matthew E. White' 'Brazos' Video
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Chris Martins

"Brazos" is the kind of clip that speaks for itself, but we'll do our best to add to that conversation. Matthew E. White, if you don't know, is a Richmond, Virginia-bred singer-songwriter with a real John Lennon vibe going, both in terms of his ambition and his rolling, psychedelic soul music. White is joined by 30 musicians in this live rendition of his new Big Inner LP's 11-minute closer. "Brazos," in case you didn't know, is Spanish for "arms," and it's a famously warm pair that he's cooing about in this spiritually steeped space-out. The performance comes from Raleigh, North Carolina's Hopscotch fest on September 6, as part of a concert White dubbed, "One Incantation Under God." Righteous. Catch the fella on the road with Mountain Goats into December (dates after the video).

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Matthew E. White Tour Dates:

October 09 - Richmond, VA @ The National *
October 10 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar *
October 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
October 12 - Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
October 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
October 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
October 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
October 16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
October 18 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
October 19 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
October 20 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
October 21 - Guelph, ON @ E-Bar
October 22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
October 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
October 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
October 26 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Taphouse *
October 27 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
October 17 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
October 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
October 30 - Asheville, TN @ Grey Eagle *
December 1 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
December 3 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom *
December 4 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
December 5 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East *
December 7 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
December 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crecent Ballroom *
December 9 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
December 10 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic *
December 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubador *
December 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
December 16 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater *
December 17 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Theater *

* w/ The Mountain Goats
# w/ Midtown Dickens

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