Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation - and the best British-born blues guitarist since the iconic heroes of the ’60s - Matt Schofield released his new album, Anything But Time, June 14 on Nugene Records. Recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans, it is the award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter’s fourth studio release. Anything But Time was made with veteran producer John Porter - another Brit celebrated for his way with capturing the authentic sound of American blues music.
Matt Schofield is regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative British blues guitarists, and has been rated in the top ten of British blues guitarists by Guitar & Bass Magazine. Schofield's prowess has taken his band to twelve countries; seen him playing with musicians including Buddy Guy and Robben Ford; and brought a note in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists to gain the maximum four-star rating. In addition, he has been admitted to the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame. His debut album for Provogue, Schofield finds himself as representative for the long tradition of British Blues on the ultimate blues guitar label, and gaining a home amongst his peers - the world's greatest contemporary blues players.
Vinyl Cello is the first of what will presumably be a series of recordings from Matt Haimovitz's commissioning project, Buck the Concerto, in which the cello is accompanied by ensembles other than a conventional orchestra. The groups included in this first round include a cello ensemble, live computer electronics, a chorus of mixed voices, and a big band.
Matt Haimovitz has made a reputation by taking his cello into venues where it wouldn't normally be found on-stage – rock clubs, for instance, or folk coffeehouses. With his disc Goulash! he makes a breakthrough from novelty to major young innovator: he puts his rock and pop leanings together with works more typical of the concert hall in a persuasive and original way.