by Rodger November 9, 2019
Seattle based artist Sneaky Bones (Matthew Bean) has released a new video, “When Does It Hit You”, ahead of his Raglan Gig on November 14th. His New Zealand tour celebrates his recently released album, Strangers I’ve Already Met…
American Folk Music: Sneaky Bones – Strangers I’ve Already Met New Zealand Tour
Sunday 24th Nov, Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street.
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start (Doors sales $15)
Presales $10 plus booking fee at Under The Radar
Win tickets for you and a friend for Sneaky Bones in Raglan. The Raglan 23 website is running a free ticket draw for To enter the free ticket draw email [email protected] with your name by 7pm Friday 22nd November.
Buy tickets at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/10977/Sneaky-Bones—NZ-Tour.utr ($10 plus booking fee).
New video …… “When Does it Hit You”.
With 14 dates taking him from Bottom to Top, its a true national tour, one for the whole country! Starting November 13, Acclaimed US multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and adored folk artist, Sneaky Bones returns to NZ for another epic nationwide tour. Matthew Bean, who writes and performs under the pseudonym Sneaky Bones, will set out on his second tour across New Zealand to support his recently released third full-length record – Strangers I’ve Already Met.
After spending a month in New Zealand on tour in March 2018 as a solo act, he is finally returning for 14 nights, this time with the full outfit!Since he issued his 2015 debut, Dream of the End, Bean has been spreading the waters of folk, country, rock, grunge and soul in songs that are daring and ambitious but sound effortless. His live shows have been hailed as transcendent throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand, and now he’s released his masterful third album, Strangers I’ve Already Met – a multi-genre-spanning trip that sees the iconoclastic musician embracing the full range of his powers.
Strangers I’ve Already Met, reads as a mystery that ultimately invites one inside for discovery. As singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Bean (who utilizes a rotating cast of characters in the studio and operates under the pseudonym Sneaky Bones) explains, the line is from one of his newest songs, “Strangers,” and stems from his theory of familiarity and simulation. “There’s a constant déjà vu going on,” he says. “Often when I meet someone, I think, ‘I know this person from somewhere’ and I try to track down our common thread. There usually isn’t one; just a vague, intangible connection or reminder of the people I do know. I think there might only be a couple hundred distinct characters in the world, so everyone is just a stranger that you’ve already met.”