Mathew Miller, known by his Hebrew and stage name Matisyahu (Gift of God), is an american reggae rapper and alternative rock musician. His breakout was released in 2005 titled, Live at Stubb’s. Matisyahu recorded his first live album at Stubb’s amphitheater right here in Austin, TX. The album reached number one on the Reggae Albums Chart, and number 30 on the Billboard 200. Matisyahu is returning for his 10 Year Anniversary of the album and will perform an acoustic show.
Matisyahu is known for blending Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip hop sounds. His popular single “King Without a Crown” made Top 40 hits in the United States. Since 2004, he has released four studio albums as well as two live albums, and two DVDs.
Matisyahu’s latest album, Akeda, is by far Matisyahu’s most personal album, and the one over which he has had the most creative control. Quoting the creator himself, Matisyahu states, “Akeda is the kind of album an artist makes when there is no other creative choice but to turn oneself inside-‐out, to scrape the insides and reveal everything raw.”
Matishyahu at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Friday, March 6, 2015