“Most Wanted” Winner – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
New Folk Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival
Sundilla Radio Hours’ “Albums Of The Year” list
Selected to play at The White House


MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush.
Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition and as “Most Requested” at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review put it, “Matt Nakoa is musically adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.”


“On the ivories, (think of) a hot-handed phenom who can go from Chopin to beer-drenched honkytonk
in one set …On guitar, a Jack Johnson-esque singer-songwriter…between his piano chops,
charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar…he drops jaws.”

~The Boston Globe

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