Matuto Takes BPAC From Brazilian Beats To American South

BARUCH COLLEGE — Country music is a divisive genre of music. Many fans tell those who do not respect the genre that they have not heard the best that country has to offer, and that they can still be taught to appreciate the ways of Zac Brown and Tim McGraw. Hard-line fans say that pop country has ruined the genre and that one must pay no attention to the artists that seem to sing only about trucks, girls and ice-cold beers. Whatever someone’s opinion may be concerning the authenticity of country music and its subgenres, one thing is certain—the “Brazilian Bluegrass” of Matuto is a sound worth exploring.