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Monday, December 6, 2010

Artist Matt Costa Has His Head, And Music, Stuck In The '60s

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Artist Matt Costa was introduced to the music of the ’60s when his uncle played him a song by artist Bob Lind. The sound stuck, and today Costa listens to Lind, the Beach Boys and the Byrds, all of whom influenced his new album “Mobile Chateau.”


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  • Barbara Corley

    The interviewer is showing her age when she comments that his looking back to music of the sixties, would have been like artists of the sixties looking back to the era of the charlston. Ever heard of “Winchester Cathedral” which came out in 1966? There is a fine tradition of this kind of thing.

  • Kimberly Brown

    I grew up in the sixties. Matt Costa’s music might pay hommage to what he has hear from that era. Yet, he expands on that style and has created something quite unique.

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