Event Archive - Vancouver Island Blues Bash:
Sat. September 2nd 2017 @ Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages)
7:30 PM doors at 7:00 PM
MATT SCHOFIELD has set the blues world ablaze with his fresh and passionate take on the genre. Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. He was named “Guitarist of the Year” three years running at the British Blues Awards and was named one of the “top ten British Blues guitarists of all time” by Guitar & Bass Magazine, alongside the likes of Eric Clapton and Peter Green. Bursting onto the scene in 2004 with his first trio record, The Trio, Live, Schofield demonstrated a phenomenal connection with the classic blues sounds on the ‘60s. Having since released five more studio albums and three live records, Schofield’s unmistakable sound blends influences from players like Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert King. This incredibly gifted guitarist makes his Blues Bash debut with his band.