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Matt Masters plays cool covers for Windy City Opry

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 CKUA Radio personality Matt Masters showed his substantial musical chops for the April edition of the Windy City Opry, Wednesday, April 10, which drew a good sized mid week crowd.

Matt masters at the Windy City Opry, April 10. Photo by Richard Amery
As usual on a Wednesday, I arrived too late for most of the show of up beat honky tonk country from Masters and Emily Triggs, who opened the show with Tyler Allen.

But I was in time for an excellent version of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “ Snake Farm,” which Masters and his lead guitarist Craig McCallum made their own.


 They also tackled Ridley Bent’s “Suicidewinder,” with Master noting they’d never played the song together before.


 They sounded like they had been playing it together for years.
 Host Shaela Miller got up and said she had been friends with Masters since meeting him while working at the Tongue N’ Groove, “when I 13, maybe a little older than that.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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