Please join us on March 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. at our home in Berkeley for a house concert with singer-songwriter Matt Bednarsky. $20 suggested donation. Feel free to BYOB. You can RSVP below, or email or call Tom at 510-697-4097.

People try to box others in. Genres and artist comparisons are how the public makes sense of a musician. You can’t really do that with Matt Bednarsky. Born to a jazz guitarist and music teacher father and a mother with a classical pedigree, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises. He first put pen to paper in songwriting at the age of 12.

Matt attended New York University and studied Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, psychology, and music. After studying abroad in Italy, graduating from NYU, and living at an orphanage in Trujillo, Peru for eight months, he eventually found himself back in NYC and immersed in Greenwich Village’s singer/songwriter community. However, it wasn’t long until he made the move to Nashville in 2013 to dive into Music City’s vibrant scene. Since then, Matt’s been full steam ahead.

He’s released three full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture” (in part executive produced by Ed Cash) in 2014, “Two” (co-produced with Gus Berry) in 2015, and “Luminescence” (co-produced with Neilson Hubbard) in 2017.
He’s toured the country and the world, playing to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.
He opened for legendary British artist Joan Armatrading on multiple engagements during her final major tour as well as soulful American Idol Season 9 Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox.

He was named a 2015 Artist of the Year by Concerts In Your Home. And, he’s built upon his expansive internet presence; currently he has over 2.7 million cumulative views on YouTube.



Please join us for a house concert with Mark Stuart on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. $15 sliding scale suggested donation. You can RSVP below, by email to or by phone at 510-697-4097. Feel free to BYOB/snacks.

After growing up in Nashville, TN and playing professionally from age 15 on, Mark Stuart set his sights on being a recording/touring artist. Much of the time in the 1980s and 1990s he fronted his own roots music band in the US southeast. The rock, blues, country, and folk mixture that poured from his vocals/guitar/piano/songwriting defined him as being more versatile than most artists, musically speaking. At times, he took jobs as a guitarist for hire to get a respite from being a bandleader, front man, self-booking agent. This is how he became visible to some as a guitar wiz, instead of the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that he is. Some periods he toured with Texas legend Freddy Fender, or folk-rocker Steve Forbert. Then, there were stints with country-rocker Steve Earle (who became his brother in-law). While being an opening act (with wife, Stacey Earle) for folk icon Joan Baez, Stuart so enamored the headliner that she would bring him onstage during her show to showcase his guitar work. This took place nightly on a two month tour!

In 1998, Stuart and his wife made her first album on their own label, Gearle Records. Mark’s co-producer and guitar/vocal “stamp” was very present on Stacey Earle’s “Simple Gearle” CD. And, this lead to his own record “Songs From A Corner Stage”, the next release on their label. After touring hundreds of dates in the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe the couple decided (in 2001) to join forces as an official duo (Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart). Some two thousand concerts later, Mark has re-embarked on a solo career, as the duo is dormant.

In 2014, Mark Stuart is touring heavily and his performances are littered with great guitar pieces, self-penned songs from his solo records and duo records. Also, he does “tribute” songs to those notable artists he used to work for, and, includes fascinating stories about the experiences along the way.