Concert Preview: Mat Kearney
By Tom Roth
House of Blues
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Revisting San Diego for the first time since his performance at the House of Blues in Dec. 2011, folk rocker Mat Kearney is set to turn heads. Coming off a successful run of nation-wide performances as part of his current winter tour, Kearney will be promoting his most recent full-length studio release, Young Love, particularly his singles “Hey Mama”, and “Ships in the Night” which currently sits at #34 on Billboard’s Adult Pop chart.
Kearney’s unique blend of genres, from rock to folk to rap, create a listening experience found only rarely. His numerous popular releases, which date back to 2005’s Nothing Left to Lose, combine with multiple sold-out shows on his current tour to forecast an entertaining live performance. Saturday night’s show, assisted by tour partner Robert Francis, promises to offer a night of quality music and fun the all-ages audience.
Tickets are still available at the House of Blues website. Look there for directions to the venue, parking information, and pre and post show entertainment in the historic Gaslamp neighborhood.