Welcome to Mateo Monk Music

As an expression of gratitude to my friends/fans/believers/supporters, I want to offer my new live album for free. All the music was edited from live shows during this 2015 festival season, and well represents the current evolution of my sound. Thank you for giving me a purpose. Love and Peace. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE.

I also just recorded two new Christmas songs, the beginnings of a Christmas album I'd like to release next year. The first is a nice bossanova version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" featuring Jeffrey "Congo" Franca of Thievery Corporation on the drums. The second is a sweet, mellow version of The Christmas Song, one of my favorites. Apart from the drums by Jeff on the first tune, I played all the instruments myself. You can stream them off my audio page or just click THIS to download them. Enjoy!

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Wow. The past year has been an amazing run. I played 27 music festivals between the spring and fall:

Some Kind Of Jam 10
Pink Moon Music & Arts Festival
Big Dub Festival
Mad Tea Party Jam
Bless The Woods
Portamae Festival
Freequinox Festival
Rock The Blocks Music and Arts Festival
Sleepy Creek Harfest
Sleepy Creek Spring Dig
Pasture Palooza
Hometown Getdown
Brew Skies Festival
Wills Mountain Festival
The Brokedown Floatdown
Gotta Fest
Progress Fest
Gypsy Fest
Moonshadow Arts & Music Festival
Flip's Freedom Fest
Cambria City Ethnic Festival
Purcellville Music Festival
Tacoma Porch Fest
Lovettsville Mayfest
Appalachian Trail Fest
Seven Couches Festival

I've also had the opportunity to sit in and perform with some amazingly talented bands and musicians including:

John Kadlecik and the Mystery Cats
Isaac Teel & Craig Broadhead (from Tauk and Turkuaz)
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Paapa Nyarkoh (Original Wailers)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Broccolli Samurai
Ashish Vyas & Jon Modell (from Thievery Corporation and Nappy Riddem)
Grand Ole' Ditch
The Primate Fiasco
Brokedown Hustlers
The Blind Owl Band
M.H. & His Orchestra
Carl Reef
Dale & the ZDubs
Sol Roots
Zydeco Jed
Covered With Jam
On The Bus
Magnolia Blue
Plank Stompers
Plate Scrapers
Christos DC
Definition Of One
Buddhagraph Spaceship
Nicky C & The RSB
Jody Mosser & Friends
The Shadow Girl Sound Collective
The Acoustic Burgoo

Forgive me if I forgot someone! I'm gonna take a bit of break here in the fall to work on booking and putting out a live album and a studio album. I'm actually in the market for a pro-level booking agent, so hmu if you have and interest or contacts. Thanks for all the love and support from my fans and the extended music community. May this wave continue to grow and carry us all far. Peace!