Matt Schofield

Matt Schofield

Wednesday, July 11

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Sacramento, CA


Matt Schofield
Matt Schofield
Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Matt Schofield has been frequently lauded as one of the greatest British blues guitarists alive. Schofield was rated as one of the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside such icons as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. His prowess as a blues guitarist has seen him trade licks 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 to gain a maximum four-star rating. The LA Times says, "In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades. Head and shoulders above the herd." Vintage Guitar magazine stated "The best of his generation's European blues players. His feel for the music is incredible. His playing is so interesting that latching onto his records will reward any guitarist."

Mascot Label Group has announced a February 18, 2014 release date for Schofield's album FAR AS I CAN SEE on the Provogue imprint. The new collection finds Schofield in stunning form, well able to justify both his fearsome reputation and also the sense of anticipation around this release. "Far As I Can See'" is his fifth studio album. He has also released four live collections, and a guitar instructional DVD for publisher Hal Leonard. The recipient of major awards - British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), Mojo Magazine Blues Album of the Year 2011 and British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010 – he imbues this album with stunning musicianship; but never at the expense of heart and soul.

Top ten British Blues guitarists of all time
-Guitar & Bass

No. 1 Blues Album of 2011

Blues Pick of 2011
-BBC R2 National Radio

Guitarist of the Year
-British Blues Awards 2010, 2011 & 2012
Venue Information:
Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95816