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Matt York - Songs & Stories in a one-man performance, where I talk about the careers of different classic country and honky-tonk musicians. Primarily, I do a version centered around the country supergroup The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson). I wrote a book about the Highwaymen in late 2021 and I talk a bit about that and perform songs by them. People seem to like this thing I do and, because of that, I started doing different versions. I do ones that focus on Johnny Cash, one on Willie Nelson and one focused on Classic Country Music. If you'd like more info on booking etc., please visit my website at or shoot me an email at Thanks!


ongs and Stories is a music series that I've been performing throughout New England since just before COVID. While all my life, I've performed my own original songs, I've also been a huge fan of music and been an avid reader and listener of so many of my musical heroes. Songs and Stories is performance that blends songs by the artists and stories about their upbringing and impact on music. Clicking one of the videos below is probably the best way to get a sense of what I do. 

In both 2022 and 2023, I did over 175 performances focusing on the The Highwaymen, which were Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. I traveled as far north as Toronto and as far south as Nashville. In 2024 I'm doing many shows just focused on Willie Nelson as well as several Highwaymen and Cash concerts.

If you'd be interested in booking me to perform, please call/text 781-953-6177 or email me at I'm a one man show over here. 


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