Matuto’s weeklong artist-in-residency in Erie ends with a scorching night of Brazilian folk rhythms fused with swampy bluegrass of the American South. Matuto (Brazilian slang for “country boy”) was born when guitarist Clay Ross teamed up with master accordionist Rob Curto and a company of musicians from New York City’s diverse jazz, roots and world music scenes – including a fiery fiddler and Brazilian percussionists. The band thrills audiences with its seductive swirl of bluegrass, swing, rock and blues combined with their Brazilian counterparts forró, chorinho, samba and maracatu.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and $9 for students and youth. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.