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Matt Mays Screams, Surfs & Sees Sound As Color

If this is your first Matt Mays concert, you're in for a treat. Mays recreates the sweaty, late-night spirit of his live shows in a studio performance of songs from his latest album Once Upon a Hell of a Time and strips it down for an acoustic version of one of the song "Ola Volo" inspired by a visual artist whose work he became fascinated with. In his almost two decades on the road, Mays has learned to make time for "culture walks" to absorb the cities he visits. He's also a surfer and a synesthete, which as he explains means seeing sound as color.

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