(TROY, N.Y.) – Matisyahu, the unique singer-songwriter who blends rapping and beatboxing with reggae rhythms, alternative rock, and folk-rock, brings his Jewish-themed and often personal songs to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30pm. Matisyahu – a dynamic performer skilled at connecting with his audience with or without a band – will perform acoustic versions of his chart-topping songs, including two of his biggest hits, “King Without A Crown” and “One Day.”
Described by the Miami New Times as “tremendous, zen-like, and enlightening,” Matisyahu brings stripped-down versions of his chart-topping songs, along with selections from his vast catalogue and songs from his latest release, Undercurrent, which has been described as his most courageous release to date and lyrically his most vulnerable.
Matisyahu presents his music in its most raw form, allowing his voice and beat-boxing, paired with inventive guitar arrangements, to expand through a lyrical intensity and musical improvisation. This format naturally digs deep into the meaning of the songs themselves, and lays Matisyahu’s spiritual journey bare, fostering a closeness to the artist-fan relationship.
As I wrote in my review of a 2012 solo concert by the artist, “Matisyahu never fails to deliver.”