Matt Nathanson in San Jose in 2009

Opening the time capsule that was my Canon camera which I had not touched since 2009, I also found this so-so photo of Matt Nathanson Music in the Park in San Jose.

mattn in san jo

I tried to give Matt a copy of Wallace Stegner’s “Collected Stories” but he refused my gift. He wrote “Wallace Stegner” in felt-tip pen on his hand, however.

That was about nine years after he had last played at Cubberley, supporting John Doe. Here’s that poster:


Matt also played in Center Quad of Gunn High during those pre-commercial radio days, plus at Stanford CoHo and Menlo School. Kathleen Daly of Zoe Cafe once bought me a coffee for leaving Matt a voice mail suggesting he could play her super cool little venue in Menalto.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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