Matt Minglewood Band – SOLD OUT! September 5, 2014 Genre: Blues 7:30 p.m. Watch Video
Hailing from North Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Matt Minglewood has “down east” culture oozing from his story-telling tunes. Canada’s Maritimes are a musical gumbo (not unlike New Orleans) that includes southern rock, country, Celtic and blues, and all are embraced in this Canadian music legend’s sound. Though Minglewood is known for his superior guitar skills, it is interesting to note that the musician actually got his start on the violin. Minglewood was inspired to take up the instrument thanks to his grandfather who would sit a young Matt on his knee and play Celtic music. We’re excited to kick off the 2014/2015 season with a sell out!
Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.
“After all these years, he remains so soulful, and so good.” – NPR
“The funk here is deep and solid. The punishingly unpredictable twists and turns all manage to punch your gut with a groove.” – PASTE MAGAZINE
Legendary singer Bettye LaVette is rhythm and blues royalty having launched her 52 years ago. Her voice has been described as raw, gritty, gut wrenching…one of R&B’s best kept secrets. She has received numerous awards and accolades including two Grammy nominations, a Blues Music Award for “Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer” and a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.
“Her vocals come from so deep in the gut, you could get a hernia just by listening.Yet LaVette’s rip-roaring instrument also remains beauteous to behold.” – The New York Daily News
“She’s not afraid to bear her soul and sing from the bottom of her heart, making it clear why Lavette has such staying power as a singer. Bettye LaVette’s voice, sanded raw and consumed by emotion is a powerful witness: strong, down and above all, real.” – Paste
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