Thu · September 27, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Tin Pan
$20 adv / $25 door
This event is all ages
Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.
Box Office: The Tin Pan charges lower fees for box office versus online sales. Our box office is open Mon-Sat 12PM-5PM. Please visit us during those hours or call 804-447-8189.http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1743067/
An acoustic guitarist of astounding strength, ability, control and sensitivity are almost as striking as his technical expertise. Intricate fingerstyle technique, with an uncanny gift for melodic invention, Matt Thomas delivers a flawless performance every time.
At the age of 32, Matt Thomas has gained some large credit in the world of fingerstyle guitar. He won 1st place in both contemporary thumbpicking and open style at the Home of the Legends International Thumbpicking Competition. The following year, he returned to be inducted into the Thumbpickers Hall-of-Fame and was asked to compete again which resulted in another 1st place win in contemporary fingerstyle, and 2nd in traditional thumbpicking. Some influences are Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, Buster B. Jones, Stephen Bennett, Pat Kirtley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Django Reinhardt, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Andy Mckee, Adam Rafferty, and Tommy Emmanuel.
2017 is quickly becoming a monumental year for Matt with the release of his highly acclaimed CD “Man On The Moon” topped off with his placing 3rd in the prestigious Winfield International Finger-Style competition. The world is quickly learning that Matt Thomas has arrived and is here to stay.
In the decade that Thomas has been playing fingerstyle professionally, he has performed with such greats as Stephen Bennett, Joscho Stephan of Germany, Gareth Pearson of Wales, Beppe Gambetta, Peppino D’Agostino, Wayne Henderson, Richard Smith, Daniel Champagne, Christy Lenee, Travis Bowman and guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel.
Along with sharing the stage with some of the worlds best musicians, Thomas performed at some of most prestigious acoustic festivals in the nation including Merlefest, the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) Convention, The Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield KS Main Stage) The Annual Harp Guitar Gathering, Since then, he has performed at countless music festivals across the east and west coast. Thomas has also been voted the Best Overall Guitarist in the Hampton Roads area by Meona.net. Thomas also plays the Harp Guitar and has been named the new young gun by Harpguitars.net.
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229