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Night of the Blues featuring Matt Schofield Band, Blonde Blues, Matt Joiner Band
Matt Joiner
Blonde Blues
Matt Schofield Band
Jan 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Jan 24, 2013 2:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Matt Schofield is a living legend. One of the greatest Blues players in history, delivered right to your doorstep in our fair city of Athens, GA! He not only plays guitar, but produces, sings, and writes songs. His passion for the creative has established him in high ranking among British and world music. He has played on stage with legendary musicians, toured the world, and was rated in the top 10 of British Blues guitarists OF ALL TIME. You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of legendary musicianship. Supporting them will be the high-energy act Blonde Blues!
- 18+ Show -
Music : Genre: Blues,Rock
Ticket Prices
General Admission
$15
Event Schedule
Matt Joiner
7:00 PM
Blonde Blues
8:00 PM
Matt Schofield Band
9:30 PM
Matt Joiner | 7:00 PM
Not every great Blues musician is bad to the bone...find the nurse that worked the graveyard shift in the maternity ward at St. Mary's Hospital on June 18, 1982 and she probably won't have that story to tell about young Matt Joiner.

How would they know the crying babe would become the musical pride of Colbert, Georgia? Joiner's music blends slick licks and gritty narratives, with familiar down-home cues like the hot dogs at Billy Meadows Station on Highway 72, and the solemn Sunday sermons of Brother Pike, in a sanctuary his teenage hands helped build called Little Bethlehem. Seriously.

That was back when...way back when. His Dad and Brother taught him a few chords. A music teacher at school(Doyle Lightfoot), a thumb-picking guitarist in the style of Chet Atkins, taught him a few more. He sneaked a few listens of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and introduced himself to secular music. Then his influences spread through to the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, and before long he was playing every day, challenging his ear, writing licks and melodies, all the while repairing broken cars from Japan, and learning the plight of the working artist.

Expanding his horizons in 2012, adding a rock solid rhythm section (drummer Mark Turiano, bassist Clay Hinson, and keyboardist Natalie McClure) The Matt Joiner Band independently released a solo debut album Back When, produced by John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic, Cowboy Junkies) and began touring the southeast relentlessly, building an impressive fan-base and reaching audiences with his critically acclaimed blues-rock style.

Joiner has played to enthusiastic crowds at venues around the South including the Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt, Melting Point, AthFest in Athens, GA. He has also shared the stage with local acts like Rollin' Home, Clay Leverett & Friends, The Rattlers, and national artists including Drivin' n' Cryin' and the legendary Geoff Achison and Matt Schofield.

The Athens, Georgia-based band has one foot in the garage with their sights set on arenas coast to coast. In the meantime, they'll play at your club and remind everyone to drink up, and tip the bartenders. more >>>
Blonde Blues | 8:00 PM
The "Blonde" is Cindy Adams, a gospel, rock & blues singer, who is as powerful as Grace Slick, yet has the passion & emotion of Susan Tedeschi! The "Blues" is one of the best, high energy "blues bands" in the southeast! more >>>
British guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In his relatively short solo career Schofield’s prowess as a blues guitarist has taken his band to twelve countries; seen him playing with iconic guitarists like Buddy Guy and Robben Ford; and brought him high praise in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists in recording history to gain a maximum four-star rating. more >>>