After a busy weekend playing twice in Iowa and Illinois I have some bluegrass events coming up:
This Sat. Oct 4, 7:00-9:00 will feature Talentfest 2008 at the Clifton Center on 2117 Payne Street, Louisville KY 40206. The free concert is a benefit for SevenCounties a non-profit mental health provider. A reincarnation of the Bluegrass Messengers will appear featuring bluegrass prodigy Murrell Thixton- Banjo Vocals; Dennis Talley- Bass; John Dwyer- Mandolin Vocals and Richard Matteson- Guitar Vocals.
We are playing two short sets one at around 8:00 and one around 8:45. Come on out. I want to thank Murrell for his help playing!
THE HIGGINS MAXWELL GALLERY on 1200 Payne Street, Louisville, Ky 40204 will present American artist Richard L. Matteson Jr. from Oct. 10 until Nov 1. The show will open with a reception 6:00- 9:00 PM on Oct. 10. Matteson, who is nationally recognized musician, author and artist, will also present two musical performances at the gallery Oct. 11, 7:00 PM and Nov. 1, 7:00 PM. Admission is free. The Higgins-Maxwell gallery is open Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. For information call Bob Higgins 502-584-7001.
If you want to see my Bluegrass Series paintings in person now is your chance. I'll also have most of my other artwork there (over 30 paintings). I'll also have some special guests performing with me on Oct. 11 and Nov. 1. We'll be playing the bluegrass painting songs.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum presents Richard L. Matteson Jr. in a performance/lecture Oct. 18 at 11:00 AM at Kentucky Music: Hall of Fame & Museum 2590 Richmond Road, Renfro Valley, Kentucky 40473. The show, featuring Matteson’s paintings of bluegrass songs, will include songs from Kentucky musicians such as Bill Monroe, Jean Ritchie, and Lilly May Ledford of the Coon Creek Girls.
Matteson has written 10 nationally released books for Mel Bay publications including his latest, "Bluegrass Picker's Tunebook" containing over 200 bluegrass songs. Matteson has performed or shared the stage nationally known stars Roy Clark, Chet Atkins and Doc Watson.