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.
Wow, it's been a busy few days of playing some songs for you! It was a privilege to be a part of the Songwriters and Poets Series in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood on Thursday night. If you haven't checked out what Indie Adams Morgan is doing lately, they are putting together some fabulous nights of spoken word poets, solo acts and full bands. It was great fun playing with Juels Bland, Shelly Bell, and The Future Band DC! After the buckets of rain, on Friday evening, we had a blast at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub and gave a few of my older songs a workout like "Rind of the Moon" and "Many Days." Then last night, I had the chance to be play in a Songwriters Circle/House Show at 16th Street House in DC with DC-based singer songwriters Sara Davenport, Dave Farah and Maureen Andary of The Sweater Set. Thanks to Carolyn Crysdale for having all of us! Check out her music, too!
And don't forget, please check out my new single of "19 East" on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby! More details can be found under "Records." I hope you like this alternate version!
More fun things are in the works, so check back here in the next few days!
Okay, here is my big announcement. I have decided to release an alternate version of my song “19 East” through a number of virtual record stores like Amazon, CD Baby, and of course iTunes (search my name or 19 East)
This version includes a percussion section with Stefan Held on bass guitar and Matty Amendola on the drums.
I hope you enjoy the artwork as well as the song.
I encourage you to write a short review of the song, whether you choose to buy the track through Amazon, CD Baby, or iTunes.
Please share this with your friends and family. I’m really excited to release this song as a single for digital release only!!!!
Thanks for all of your support! I’m really proud of this track.
As the announcement reads, something big is going to happen soon. And I am going to need your help in spreading the word once it's ready!
Please circle Tuesday, June 4th on your calendar. I am super excited to share this with everyone! Stay tuned...
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!