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Fourth of July with Matt Livasy

Matt Livasy

I wonder how many people plan their holidays weeks maybe months ahead. Patty and I plan many of ours minutes ahead as was the case yesterday when after a short bike ride and a short walk to Jake’s on Main to acquire (at Patty’s insistence) coordinated patriotic tee shirts we decided to spend the afternoon at Defiance Ridge Vineyards because they had music.


Music is pretty much all we need to entertain ourselves for an afternoon or evening. Add a glass (read bottle) of wine and a dance or two, and we’re all set. Simple pleasures. Live gratefully.

Speaking of which, God bless the United States of America. Millions of people have lived, worked, suffered and died for the great cause of freedom and the pursuit of happiness. It shouldn’t be forgotten.

It was rather warm (low 90s) as the one man band, Matt Livasy, fired up his orchestra and worked his craft. He starts each song by laying down a percussion track or two or three then loops them. After that he’ll pick up his base guitar and do the same thing.

The bass guitar.

After the bass comes the rhythm either with a Godin guitar synthesizer or Ovation guitar or both.

Godin Guitar
Ovation Guitar

Then he puts it all together as he plays a Les Paul and sings…

Gibson Les Paul Guitar

songs from The Eagles, The Stones, Bob Seger and all your favorites. The guy only took one break two hours in and capped of the 3rd hour with an encore performance of Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock version of the Star Spangled Banner which left all of us with goose bumps.

Matt, thanks for an great afternoon!

For all my friends in the St. Louis region, I don’t think you could go wrong to bring Matt in for your entertainment. He is an artist, a musician and a hard worker. Anything but a one man band. Get a hold of him right here – Matt Livasy.

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10 thoughts on “Fourth of July with Matt Livasy

  1. Very nice of you to edify Matt Livasy, Mike.

    1. As I explained to Matt when I asked his permission to photograph, giving daily is part of my business plan. And it was a pleasure to say something nice about Matt as he “served” Patty and me for a full 3 hours on a very warm afternoon. I’m sure others felt the same way.

  2. Have know Matt and his family for mant years! What a great man! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review…he is the best as far as i am concerned! ?

    1. Thanks Tracy !

  3. Sounds like the perfect day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jim! I miss you guys!

  4. He is already booked for our Mt Zion 50th class reunion. Saw him at a party and just knew he would be perfect.

    1. Thanks Patty!

  5. We LOVE Matt & have booked him for our neighborhood 4th of July party for the last few years!!! We missed him greatly this year!!

    1. That is so great to hear. Music is the universal neighborhood language. You can quote me on that.

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