Live at TONY: Matt Bauer performs "Blacklight Horses"

We tipped you off to Matt Bauer's talents a wee while ago, when we filmed him playing a super-intimate backyard party in Brooklyn. The Greenpoint-via-Kentucky folkster has a gorgeous, whispery way with a song and is likely to appeal to fans of Will Oldham and Sam Beam; his debut album, The Island Moved in the Storm, featured Alela Diane and Angel Deradoorian, and since then, Bauer released a split single with Dana Falconberry. He's now poised to release his second LP, The Jessamine County Book of the Living, which features dark, delicate orchestral arrangements. For more NYC music coverage, visit