Matt Miskie is a singer/songwriter and seasoned performer with very broad appeal. Repertoire is comprised largely of classic singer/songwriters and folk-rock classics of the 60's and 70's. Original music is similar in style, and touches on themes of family, relationships, and coming of age.
A typical performance will include selections from John Denver, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkle, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, CCR, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Peter Paul and Mary, The Byrds, Jesse Colin Young, Jim Croce, Eagles and many more. Set lists are customized for each event or venue on an individual basis, and repertoire is being updated constantly.
In 2015 Matt made over 100 appearances and has 100 + performances scheduled for 2016. He has been a featured performer at many major arts festivals and has performed at venues and events in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
Cover - "Blackbird" by Paul McCartney
Cover - "America" by Paul Simon
Cover - "Change The World" by Eric Clapton
Cover - "You've Got a Friend" - By Carole King arr by James Taylor
Cover - "Time In A Bottle" - By Jim Croce
Cover - "Get Together" - The Youngbloods (Chet Powers)
cover - "Cats In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin
cover - "Scarborough Fair" - Simon & Garfunkle
cover - "Operator (That's Not the Way it Feels)" by Jim Croce
Cover - "Broke Down Palace" by Hunter/Garcia
Live performance at Hidden Still Spirits - "Lookin' Out My Backdoor"
Live performances at Create Cafe - Brookville Pennsylvania
Always an audience favorite at live performances - "This song - Tree Swing - is dedicated to my dad. He was a country boy growing up, and made sure that we had some of the same experiences growing up. Mom and Dad's first house, on the outskirts of Wilmington, Delaware, had access to woods in the back and two big sycamore trees. We had tree swings of various types in those trees over the years. This is a childhood reminiscence of those times."
"Fish Or Swim"
This energetic instrumental has an interesting origin - "This little tune was inspired by a long chilly swim on the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County Pennsylvania. My kayak got pinned on a little rock just below the surface in a rapid called 'No Fish No Swim' . I did everything wrong in front of a couple hundred kayakers from all over the east coast.... long story for a short tune."
"Just Enjoy the Ride"
"This song was inspired by a powerboat ride on the Nanticoke River in Sussex County Delaware with my late cousin, Mark Faulkner. The sun was in a blue sky and we had a high tide... I had never gone that fast on the surface of the water before, and probably never will again."
"A Change Of Season"
A song inspired by a spectacular autumn day.
"Come In From The Cold"
An invitation to return.
"This song was written in May of 1981. I was living in an old tar-shingle duplex on Somerset Street in Jerome Pennsylvania..... barely had two nickles to rub together. Inspired by a beautiful sunset and the realization that I was soon to be joined by my fiance` who was on her way from Pittsburgh to join me. I didn't know how lucky I had it back then, but I know it now."
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