2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Matt Stansberry & The Romance


“A ten-piece homage to 1950s and 60s soul and blues that is an energetic, electric and absolutely earth-quaking musical assault. This is a big time sound from a big time band. Look for big things from Matt Stansberry & The Romance.” - Jivewired

“The title track bridges the gap between ’50s pop and soul, beaming like sunshine with a good amount of shimmy. “She’s Got It” is similarly infectious. Other offerings play more like straight soul — “Tonight” and “In Your Arms” recalls what contemporaries like Mayer Hawthorne and Fitz and the Tantrums are doing.” - Oklahoma Gazette

"I was able to catch Matt Stansberry’s latest music project perform live at the 2013 Festival of the Arts. It’s easily one of the most entertaining sets I’ve seen in quite a while. A huge sound, brass players, backup singers and Matt’s Chuck Berry sensibilities made for a stunning concert experience. More than anything, the band is doing something big and brave. Thumbs up for doing something different. I dig in abundance." - Nathan Poppe, videographer and documenter

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