This year the Lynden Music Festival welcomes YouTube star Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, who became a hit on YouTube with now over 4.2 million views, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Jansen Art Center.
Ball is known best as the attorney turned musician whose playing has earned him descriptions like “Awesome”, “Crushing”, “Fantastic” and dubbed him “The Fastest Fingers in the Mid-west.” Additional reviews say:
- “A number of piano players have performed here but this guy is something we haven’t seen in a long time… I was just blown away!” -The Bay City State Theatre
- “We’ve been putting on concerts here for 36 years, and your concert Matthew ranks among the best!”-Melmore Opera House
- “An absolutely wonderful concert, tremendous virtuosity combined with crowd-pleasing repertoire, our audience loved every minute.”
-Nardin Park Concert Series
Joined by Lynden’s own drummer extraordinaire Victor Pruner, Matthew presents a family-friendly program of Piano—Song–Boogie-n-Blues favorites from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s with arrangements of classic American songs like Ain’t Misbehavin, When the Saints Go Marchin In, Careless Love, Basin Street Blues, You Are my Sunshine, It Had to be You, Glory of Love, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Bumble Boogie, The Entertainer, Glory of Love, and more.
Admission is free (donations accepted.) The Jansen Art Center is located at 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264. For more information visit: http://lyndenmusicfestival.com.