Opening the time capsule that was my Canon camera which I had not touched since 2009, I also found this so-so photo of Matt Nathanson Music in the Park in San Jose.
I tried to give Matt a copy of Wallace Stegner’s “Collected Stories” but he refused my gift. He wrote “Wallace Stegner” in felt-tip pen on his hand, however.
That was about nine years after he had last played at Cubberley, supporting John Doe. Here’s that poster:
Matt also played in Center Quad of Gunn High during those pre-commercial radio days, plus at Stanford CoHo and Menlo School. Kathleen Daly of Zoe Cafe once bought me a coffee for leaving Matt a voice mail suggesting he could play her super cool little venue in Menalto.