Iain Matthews

Plainsong @ Old Stone School (Hillsboro, VA) - 4/1/16

Plainsong @ Old Stone School (Hillsboro, VA) - 4/1/16

ChunkyGlasses readers might be most familiar with Iain Matthews for his part in the Beach House-organized Gene Clark No Other Band that made a stop at the 9:30 Club a few years ago, where he sang lead on the songs “Silver Raven” and “The True One.”  But while faces like Daniel Rossen and Robin Pecknold might have been more familiar to the indie rock audience, Matthews’ nearly five-decades long career has cemented his place as a music legend.  Matthews began his career as a founding member of seminal British folk-rock band Fairport Convention (performing on the band’s first two albums) before striking out on his own both as a solo artist and as the leader of several other bands including Matthews Southern Comfort (who had a hit in 1971 with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”) and Plainsong.