We caught up with the Matchstick Architects as they waited for the first shipment of CDs of their latest effort, "All That's In Between," to arrive. I don't know about you, but I LOVE that "new LP smell." We spoke with Dar Maloney and Tom Conklin (Diane Davis was unavailable) about the what the guts of the music are made of. Answer: raw stories. In addition to busting out the discs at their CD release party this Saturday, they'll be helping First Fridays Artswalk break new ground as they inaugurate the addition of live music to the collection of arts offerings in Pittsfield, Mass.
The Matchstick Architects are (from left), Diane DDD, Tom Conklin, and Dar Maloney (submitted photo).
First Fridays ArtswalkThe Matchstick Architects, LiveFriday, August 5, 2016, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.33 Dunham Mall, Pittsfield, Mass.Free
CD Release Party, "All That's In Between"The Matchstick Architects, LiveSaturday, August 6, 2016; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Whitney Center for the Arts42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Mass.Free
About the Matchstick Architects
The Matchstick Architects are a New England based original rock band with strong country, blues, and folk influences. The band plays in and around New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut in support of their debut CD entitled "All That's In Between."
Their music has also been featured on several regional radio stations including WEXT 97.7 FM in Troy, NY and WTBR 89.7 FM in Pittsfield, MA.
The band is fronted by Dar Maloney (Canaan, NY) on guitar and lead vocals. The band features Maloney; Tom Conklin (Pittsfield, MA) on lead guitar, harmonica and vocals; Diane Davis (Barkhamsted, CT) on bass, and until recently Paul Unsworth (Canton, CT) on drums.
About Tom Conklin
Tom Conklin (submitted photo).
Tom Conklin is a local musician, voiceover talent and radio news voice. He has been playing guitar for more than three decades and is the lead guitarist for The Matchstick Architects.
Tom does voiceover work for clients all over the world from his home studio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and is the news voice for several radio stations in Berkshire County.
He is also a founding member of Berkshire Organization for Original Music, or BOOM, which is a Berkshire County based organization that supports the local original music scene in the Berkshires.
About Dar Maloney
Dar Maloney (submitted photo).
Dar Maloney is the lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for The Matchstick Architects. She has been playing music professionally in the area for more than three decades. Her band has just released their debut CD "All That's in Between".She also sits on the board of Berkshire Organization for Original Music, or BOOM, which is a Berkshire County based organization that supports the local original music scene in the Berkshires.
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Artswalk Goes Boom! As Music Is Added to the Mix
First Fridays Artswalk in Pittsfield, MA will now showcase another kind of art: music! Berkshire Organization for Original Music – BOOM – will bring original music to several venues at the August 5th Artswalk, including the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawford Square, and Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Musical styles and instrumentation abound: the 4-piece blues, country and folk based rock band, The Matchstick Architects (at Downtown Pittsfield); Sherry Steiner’s ukulele group, The Tuesday Trio plus Two; and progressive/acoustic rock from solo artist James O’Neill.
BOOM’s mission is to nurture and broaden opportunities for original music in the Berkshires, and Artswalk is a natural fit. Partnering with Pittsfield community leaders Mary McGinnis of Artswalk and Kristine Hurley, Executive Director of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., BOOM is excited to place talented original songwriters and bands every month along Pittsfield’s “booming” downtown dist...