Shelton singer/songwriter returning for hometown gig

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Over the past year, Matt Bednarsky has been making himself at home in Nashville, gigging around the city’s teeming club scene and releasing his debut full-length album, “A Bigger Picture.”

Now, the Shelton native is making his way back to his old stomping grounds, performing a hometown show at Huntington Street Cafe on Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m.

Bednarsky will be backed by a “killer band” for the performance, including Connecticut natives Mike Donnarummo, Michael L’Altrella, Ryan Hamme, Dylan Hamme and his dad, Bruce Bednarsky.

“This is gonna be a night you don’t want to miss,” Bednarsky, a Shelton High School graduate, said on the event’s Facebook page. “I’ll be playing songs from my new album, ‘A Bigger Picture,’ as well as some new ones.”

Recorded, in part, with Gospel Award-winning producer Ed Cash in Nashville, “A Bigger Picture” is an album of folk-infused pop-rock laced with lyrics about life transitions — love and loss, life and death, picking up and settling down.

Check out my story on Bednarsky and the video for his latest single, “Grand,” below.

Scott Gargan