Welcome! You have found Matt Tarka, a singer/songwriter based in the Washington, DC area. Stick around, listen to some music and check out future show dates. You can drop Matt a line on the Contact page.
That's right, guys! Will be playing in the Tree House Lounge on Thursday, May 23rd. It's a brand spanking new venue in the Trinidad neighborhood in DC.
The show starts at 9pm sharp. Yours truly may have a special guest on stage that night, so you won't wanna be late for when that magic happens! The French Admirals go on at 9:40pm, followed by the wonderful Carolyn Crysdale at 10:30pm.
See you in the Tree House!
I'll be playing at FireFlies in Del Ray tonight! Stop on by for a delicious meal, beverage and get yourself out to the show. Mt. Vernon Avenue - 8pm start time for the show!
Sunday Sunday Sunday, May 12th! Will be sharing the stage with Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nathan Leigh and Mary Mary Quite Contrary at the Velvet Lounge. 9pm start...I'm leading off.
See you soon!
Last minute show tomorrow night for One Fund Boston! This is a really important cause in the aftermath of what happened during the Boston Marathon a few weeks ago. Please come and show your support at IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA. It's a great lineup of DC artists.
The Highballers, Wes Tucker & the Skillets, South Rail, Rachel Levitin, Flo Anito, Jonny Grave, Caryn Sever and I will be playing some short sets. It's a $10 Minimum donation to get in to the show. Starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!!
Writing to you from the sofa with a few updates. Lots of fun things to report! Three good ones.
1) A video is in the works for a song off my debut EP Motorcycle Breakfast. Pick up a copy here!
2) Working on some songs for a new record. Things might get a bit louder when the time is right...you never know.
3) Will be back at Jammin' Java in Vienna on Sunday, May 5th supporting Crys Matthews, Andrea Pais, and Maddie Assel. Cinco de Mayo. Get your advance tickets here!
I'll be away for a little bit, but rest assured that good things are headed your way.
Thanks to everyone who has come out to the shows and filling the rooms over the past few weeks!! The Light Horse, Buzz Bakery, Jammin’ Java, DC9, Singer-Songwriter Cape May...I can’t thank you enough for all of your support. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you all.
This week, I’ll be performing as part of Indie Adams Morgan’s Songwriters and Poets Preview Series – Thursday, March 28th, beginning at 8pm. Lineup and link to tickets can be found here.
After tomorrow night, I’ll be playing some shows a bit sporadically over the next months to focus on the next record. Various taste tests of new material have gone pretty well so far at shows. Thank you!!
Will continue to keep you updated on the new record’s progress!