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Event Archive - Clay Georges Songwriters Round: Matt The Electrician (TX), Cluny Macpherson (Vic)

Thu. October 1st 2015 Northern Quarter (All Ages)
8:00pm - 11:15pm
Presented by: Northern Quarter
A night of sensational songwriting and musicianship with...


Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and literally thousands of shows. It’s folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the old-school thrill of hopping trains.

“I don’t generally write mining disaster songs,”he explains. “I tend to write about things that have happened to me and my family. Songs about the small things in life, which, to me, are really the big things.”


Cluny Macpherson is a true original. He has traveled across Canada by bus, by rail and by thumb. His songs have been described as "perfect" and "timeless." He writes about humidity, Sudbury, globalization, tragedy and his daughter. And, he makes a mean hollandaise. He can play the guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin. He currently resides in Victoria, BC and has been said to possess Victoria's "most authentic bluegrass voice." He will be performing songs from his upcoming release "Country Squall," his first solo endeavour. Produced by Adrian Dolan (Ruth Moody, The Bills), the album features Cluny's songwriting as well as a who's who of roots musicians from the Pacific Northwest.

and your host CLAY GEORGE (Victoria)

Clay George is an award-winning singer-songwriter and performer. He has been a featured artist on Much Music, Austin Music Television Network, and CBC Radio. His music has appeared in both film and television, and can be heard most recently on the hit television series “Justified.”



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