June 9, 2013
Columbus Arts Festival 2013
After walking around and looking at all of the art booths at the festival, I decided to visit the Community Stage, and listen in on acoustic guitarist Matt Steidle’s performance. Matt played a slew of classic covers ranging from George Gershwin’s Summertime to Come Together by The Beatles.
He also covered Dave Matthews, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and played his own version of M.Ward’s Chinese Translation.
Though his interpretations of the classics were fantastic, I found his original songs that he shared on stage even more intriguing.
Particularly, one of his songs titled Giggles had the effect of tickling my fancy, as well as my funny bone.
As his skillful solo work on the high E string developed, he added a touch of improvised scatting into the microphone. A group of children then promptly rushed to the front of the stage and began to dance.
I can’t help but laugh when I see children dance. Children are so carefree and oblivious to the world’s constrictions, as if they are artists in the making.
Leslie Cole – The Tempo