"Feast of Music was one of the first sites I began following when I moved to New York in 2008. I have your site bookmarked, because you go to a lot of shows and you help me figure out what to go see." —Caroline Shaw, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Feast of Music covers live music in NYC, and occasionally other places. Launched in 2007, it aspires to give equal voice to all kinds of music: everything from an indie show in a Williamsburg dive, to an orchestra concert in Carnegie Hall. As Duke Ellington once said: "There are only two kinds of music: good music...and the other kind."
Pete Matthews lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. As an undergrad, he was Program Director for his college radio station, which played everything from Mahler to Miles Davis. Entering the real world, Pete briefly did PR for opera singers before coming to his senses and switching careers to digital marketing and media, developing communications strategies for some of the world's largest companies. At night and on the weekends, he goes to shows.
Shunning the direct line to Brooklyn for most young urbanites, Robert Leeper has settled in Astoria, Queens. Throughout high school and his guitar playing grew off of a steady diet Neil Young and Led Zeppelin before deciding to study music "seriously" in college, taking up the classical guitar. Nowadays, you're as likely to find him playing Bach as the Beatles on the electric guitar when he's not out at shows or walking his dog, Charlotte.
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