Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse presents Robert Jones and Matt Watroba

Robert Jones and Matt Watroba

Ever since their first meeting, over 20 years ago, Robert Jones and Matt Watroba have been musical partners. Their relationship started when they hosted back-to-back radio shows on WDET-FM, Detroit. Later on they started performing together and in doing so discovered a friendship based on mutual respect and a love for traditional American music. Now Matt and Robert literally travel the nation extolling the virtues of music that matters to be found in American roots music (folk, blues, spirituals, work songs, chants, and so on). This is the music that America and the world have in common.  It is music that reflects history, social change, migration, hopes, and dreams.

They celebrate cultural diversity through, for example, illustrating the common links found in American folk and popular music, such as the 12-bar blues scale and the folk process. Along the way they show us how early American music, particularly the spiritual, was modified for use in early labor protests and union struggles. Overall, they share with us a musical repertoire that is rich and diverse, direct and powerful, truly filled with “music that matters”.


Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Proof of vaccination required and masks will be required for patrons

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Memorial United Methodist Church
250 Bryant Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- in advance $20
- at the door $25

Presenter: Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse
Presenter Phone: 914 946 1625
Presenter Website: walkaboutchorus.org

Sponsor Message

Folk music for a cleaner, more just environment