21st Sep, 2019

Virtuoso of the guitar in town

Worcester Editorial 11th Nov, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

GUITAR virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader, Matt Schofield, continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition.

Now ten years into his solo career, Schofield’s impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable but you can decide for yourself when he visits Huntingdon Hall in Worcester on Wednesday, November 26 at 8pm.

Met with constant industry, peer and critical acclaim, Schofield has clocked up a host of awards, including three time British Blues Guitarist of the Year, British Blues Album of the Year (Heads, Tails & Aces – 2010), and Mojo Magazine Blues Album of the Year (Anything But Time – 2011).

Schofield was also the first guitarist to be inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame.

Schofield’s inimitable playing and tone have inspired legions of guitarists, and a signature Two-Rock Matt Schofield amplifier. With his Hal Leonard Blues Guitar Artistry Instructional DVD, Matt became one of the few British blues artists to join the company of Buddy Guy and Eric Johnson.

What remains most impressive, however, is Schofield live. From main stages at prestigious festivals such as Montreal or North Sea Jazz, to packed houses in iconic clubs like New York’s Iridium or London’s 100 Club, Schofield’s ability to connect with audiences immediately and profoundly is unforgettable.

His authenticity, mastery of guitar, emotive vocals, and improvisational brilliance are brought to life with innovative original compositions, as beautifully captured on the recent live album, Ten From The Road. Schofield released his new album, Far As I Can See, on Mascot/Provogue Records in February 2014; the most preeminent blues guitar label in the world.

Tickets cost £17.50 and can be bought from the box office on 01905 611427.

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