Matt Nathanson performs songs from 'Boston Accent' for World Cafe : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast It was recorded during the early stages of the pandemic with his friend and fellow songwriter/producer extraordinaire, Butch Walker.

Matt Nathanson set out to make a true singer-songwriter album in 'Boston Accent'

Matt Nathanson on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Pictures"
  • "Uses to Be"
  • "German Cars"
  • "Blush"

Matt Nathanson broke out in 2007 with his hit single "Come On Get Higher." For a moment in the late aughts, the song was everywhere. Matt went on to have other hits that would appear on TV shows like Scrubs and One Tree Hill. His latest album, Boston Accent, was released earlier this year. It was recorded during the early stages of the pandemic with his friend and fellow songwriter/producer extraordinaire, Butch Walker.

Nathanson decided on a different approach for Boston Accent, setting out to make a true singer-songwriter album, and name-checked some of his favorite artists in the field — including Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and the Indigo Girls. In this session, you'll get to hear the fruits of Matt's labor, with a mini-concert recorded live for World Cafe, starting off with the new song "Pictures." Enjoy!

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