A couple of weeks ago, I was convinced to go downtown to check out a musician at the National Underground on Broadway. I'm not a huge fan of Broadway excursions and the anxiety that they can bring on.... And, when I heard that this would be a one-man-band, let's just say that my excitement level waned a bit further. I can honestly say that I haven't been so pleasantly surprised in a while. Matt Lorenz, performing as The Suitcase Junket, played guitar, pounded a bass drum with his heel, used an old gas can and a hi-hat for rhythm, sang, and made other noises with his voice that I honestly can't explain or replicate.
He explained that he learned how to throat sing accidentally, just experimenting with making sounds. Practicing - for five years. His throat singing isn't like most other styles I've heard - rather, it ranges from a whistle to a trombone sound.
Matt is headed north: New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont through the end of the year.
Check out his website for tour dates and have a listen. I'm pretty sure you've never heard anything like it: