THE SUITCASE Junket is Matt Lorenz, a Vermont musician who sings, strums, and plays up to four instruments with his feet at once. - one ofa number of remarkable things about this eccentric talent.
Lorenz plays Monroe's Live on Thursday October 29 and Galway will see why The Boston Globe declared: "Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick, but Amherst's Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art...the songs are what you remember."
During his show, Lorenz uses instruments of his own creation, often salvaged and repurposed objects, so expect a resurrected dumpster-diamond guitar, an old oversized suitcase, a hi-hat, a gas-can baby-shoe foot-drum, a cookpot-soupcan-tambourine foot-drum, a circular-saw-blade bell, and a box of bones and silverware. He pounds out rhythms with his feet and his twang-and-buzz guitar growls through old tube amps, and then there is the throat-singing. His music draws on American folk, rock, blues, and storytelling tradition, sharpened with a pop sensibility. He has released three albums as The Suitcase Junket - Sever and Lift (2009 ), Knock It Down (2011 ), and Make Time (2015 ).
Doors are at 10pm. Tickets are €15/10. See www.monrroes.ie.