Musicians On Call (MOC) is an organization that “brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.” MOC expanded its organization outside of New York and partnered with WXPN. Since 2004, WXPN Musicians On Call has been responsible for bringing live music to the bedsides of many patients in the Delaware Valley—making a difference in the lives of patients and their families.
This past Thursday night was WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert held at World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA). Matt Nathanson headlined the sold out benefit concert. Chris Kasper (vocals, guitar) opened the concert performing as a trio with Kiley Ryan (fiddle, vocals) and Phil D’Agostino (upright bass). Kasper played a sincere, whole-hearted 30 minute acoustic set of material from his latest album Bagabones. After a short intermission Matt Nathanson (vocals, guitar) took to the stage for a duo acoustic performance with Aaron Tap (guitar, vocals). Having only “Car Crash” (the only Matt Nathanson song I know, thanks to WXPN) to reference I had no clue what to expect from his performance. After seeing Nathanson’s entire set it was clear why his fans are so loyal—because Matt Nathanson isn’t afraid to entertain. He plays good music with comical backstories, interacts with the audience, and is very genuine. All in all, it was a great night of music for a great cause.