Clawson Cultural Foundation Welcomes Youtube Sensation
Clawson attorney turned ‘Michigan’s best’ in boogie-woogie Matthew Ball will tickle the piano ivories on Friday, January 25th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m., in a benefit concert event for the newly formed Clawson Cultural Foundation, which plans family cultural events for Clawson citizens.
The Clawson Cultural Foundation began last year with its debut event, The Clawson Arts & Authors Festival, which featured over 40 Michigan artisans, and will return this new year on September 8, 2013. More events are in the works for 2013, including an American Idol-styled music competition for May 19th, welcoming local talent, and with the winners getting a chance to play at The Black Lotus Brewery in Clawson. Finally, an art exhibition for Clawson school kids is also scheduled to occur by summer.
As members of the Clawson Cultural Foundation themselves, Lisa and Matthew Ball have put together this benefit concert event to help fund the Clawson Cultural Foundation, and the above listed projects for the new year. Proceeds from the concert will go to fund the Foundation.
Matthew Ball, whose playing has garnered him over 2.1 million Youtube views will present his all American and family friendly concert of swingin’ blues, boogie-woogie & ragtime piano music at The Clawson United Methodist Church. You won’t want to miss this toe-tappin’ program of piano fun!
If you go
- What: Matthew Ball … Clawson’s Boogie Woogie Kid!
- When: Friday, January 25th 2013 @ 7:00p.m.
- Where: Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 North Main Street, Clawson
- Phone: 248.435.9090 or 248.589.0056
- Admission: $8 adult / $15 for two / kids free!
- Length: 90 minutes including intermission
About Matthew Ball
Clawson resident Matthew Ball left a career as an attorney in 2001 after he attended a local boogie-woogie festival, to become a blues and boogie-woogie man. Now, after a decade in the field he has distinguished himself as ‘one of the best’ practitioners of the genre today, and has. Described as ‘a nationally emerging boogie-woogie master,’ Matthew is helping to define a new generation's contribution to this treasured American tradition.
Watch Matthew heat up the keys in these youtube clips from Clawson Television:
Swanee River Boogie