Matt Whipkey



The Iowa Theater Tue, Aug 8, 2017 7:00 PM


Matt Whipkey is right where he was always headed. Prolifically and independently releasing nearly a dozen albums in as many years, Whipkey is making good on the bets placed on him. Lazy-I's Tim McMahan predicted, "Whipkey was born for the arena whether he ever makes it there or not." With a slew of supporting dates in 2015 for music icon Dwight Yoakam and rock legends Heart, Whipkey's commanded the big stage. In advance of his latest LP "Underwater", Rock NYC's Iman Lababedi boldly claimed, "Matt Whipkey is the future of rock and roll." At 34 years old, Whipkey has seen the mountain top with no intent of closing his eyes.

After nearly two dozen support appearances on Yoakam's Second Hand Heart Tour, Whipkey is right at home with Yoakam's hard charging honky tonk. Fans have eagerly embraced Whipkey's Americana-tinged Rock n' Roll. Unabashedly Midwestern, Whipkey recalls the recklessness of "Let it Be" era Replacements with the resolve of "Darkness..." era Bruce Springsteen. However, the energy, showmanship and rock and roll would be in vain if not for Whipkey's top tier songwriting.

General admission seating, all ages show. Doors open at 6:30PM.