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Matt Wertz with Dustin Ransom

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00PM
Stateside at the Paramount

<strong>Matt Wertz with Dustin Ransom</strong>
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Stateside at the Paramount presents
Matt Wertz
with Dustin Ransom

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $22 - $30

Matt Wertz

A self-made singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz spent years creating soulful, feel-good pop music on his own terms. Nashville — a city that doubled as his muse and adopted hometown — always played a big role in that creation process. It was the place where Wertz wrote his songs, the place he recorded his albums, the place he'd return after touring the country with songwriters like Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Parachute and Gavin DeGraw.

Something changed after 2014's Heatwave, a record that shone a neon light on Wertz's appreciation for '80s pop music. Wertz realized he'd grown perhaps a bit too comfortable in Nashville, where he'd been making music for more than a decade. Looking to write an album that tackled contemporary pop music from a different angle — literally — he headed to Los Angeles, where he spent several months writing songs for his ninth album, Gun Shy. Fueled by infectious, 90’s-inspired beats, lush textures, and soaring air-tight pop melodies, Gun Shy. fires twin barrels of modern pop and synthesized R&B, finding new life in old-school influences.

Dustin Ransom

Described by many of his peers as a “musical genius”, Dustin Ransom is an artist’s artist and a musician’s musician. Combining elements of classic r&b and funk, haunting atmospherics, timeless pop, rock, and folk sensibilities, a studied background in jazz & classical music, and a richly dynamic and soulful voice, Ransom creates music that is uniquely sophisticated yet highly accessible.  Blurring personal experiences of love, loss, fear, and hope with political and social commentary, Ransom’s songs often reveal their depth slowly yet powerfully with each repeated listen.

Dustin’s first official release of 2017, “Home To You”, is a piano-driven showcase of everything that constitutes Ransom’s musical DNA – a foundation of deep groove, impeccable musicianship (as per usual, Ransom played all instrumentation on the song as well as taking on engineering and mixing duties), a seamless blending of multiple genres; soulful, soaring vocals; and honest, thought-provoking lyrics.  It is also the first taste of his upcoming new album, currently being written and recorded. Dustin Ransom has proven himself time and time again to be a musical force to be reckoned.  His passion for connection, excellence, truth, beauty, kindness, and above all, love, is the driving force behind all of his musical endeavors, and then some.

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