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WFUV at SXSW: Phosphorescent at Hotel San Jose

by Laura Fedele
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Brooklyn singer-songwriter Matthew Houck performs (and tweets) as Phosphorescent (@Phosphorescent), a fitting description for his warm and luminous songs.

Culture-wise he seems to be a member of the indie world, but he’s a troubadour at heart; you don’t need a music degree to appreciate his lyrics — “Like a shepherd to the lamb, like the wave onto the sand, I fixed myself up to come and be with you” — or to appreciate that he has such a love for Willie Nelson that he recorded an entire album of his songs in 2009.

His sixth full-length album since he started recording in 2003, Muchacho, is on the brink of release and can be heard as an NPR Music First Listen.

Phosphorescent will hit the road this spring on a “world wide headlining tour” (including April 18th at Bowery Ballroom), but in the meantime...

Watch: South by San Jose (SXSJ) live versions of “Nothing Was Stolen” and "The Quotidian Beasts," plus a short interview with FUV's Russ Borris.


WFUV's South by Southwest 2013 music coverage is graciously supported by TuneIn.
Funding for WFUV’s ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.

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