IN THE LOUNGE Gershwin Live: French Countryman Featuring Matthieu Eveillard
About This Show
Matthieu Eveillard sings country classics from both sides of the Atlantic, hits such as “My Rifle, My Pony,” “Ghost Rider,” “Sur La Route de Memphis,” and many more. The songs are punctuated by charming stories about the clash between the America of Matthieu’s dreams and imagination and the American reality in all its chaos, grit, and glory. Kourtney Rutherford’s animation/video design helps our Breton countryman spin his tales.
Gershwin Live is an evolving 21st century salon, artists with fearless & distinctive voices are given free rein to present theater, dance, film, cabaret, ghost stories, music & uncategorizable hybrids. Curated by Michael Wiener & Neke Carson.
About the artists
Matthieu Eveillard is a recent transplant from Rennes, France. While currently pursuing his own singing/songwriting, Matthieu was the leader of the French folk rock band Kowalski, also a frequent collaborator with the bands Les Ronces and The Chuckets. A librarian by trade, Matthieu recently helped launch the French children’s bookstore La Librarie des Enfants de New York, and is a French instructor at the French Institute/Alliance Francaise in New York.
Kourtney Rutherford has appeared with several of downtown theater’s most cutting-edge ensembles including Big Dance Theater, Half Straddle, Radiohole, and Witness Relocation.