January 26th, 2023 7pm Stage 2
Reckless Son, performed by New York City musician Matt Butler, is the narrative of a nation’s lost boys. Told in episodic fashion, Butler recounts the story of how his concert at the Albany County Jail ignited a passion that set him off on an odyssey like road legends Jack Kerouac and Woody Guthrie. Having performed over 150 concerts in jails and prisons across the country, Matt shares the songs he wrote along the way and the stories of the people who inspired them. Painting vivid portraits of voiceless characters that inhabit shadowy places we rarely allow ourselves to see, Butler invites us to come along on a journey that’s as equally heartbreaking as it is inspiring.