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Lichfield Arts Presents
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Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. Born in the industrial city of Manchester and raised amongst the rolling hills, Schofield began playing guitar at the age of 12.
The Los Angeles Daily News wrote:
In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
At age 18 he left the countryside and moved to London. There, as a sideman, he was able to hone his skills as backing a great variety of experienced and well known artists of the British Blues scene, visiting American artists, as well start touring internationally. The introspective, well read (lover of science, history and philosophy) and passionate Schofield said:
This enabled me to stay close to my roots while learning my trade and exploring a variety of musical frontiers.
This superb guitarist is no stranger to Lichfield Guildhall and continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader, ten years into his solo career, Schofield’s impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable is inimitable playing and tone has inspired legions of guitarists.
To see and hear him live with his impressive band, from main stages to iconic venues like London’s 100 Club and Lichfield Guildhall you see 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”.
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