On , June 14, 2019 musician / guitar player extraordinaire Matt Schofield popped back to NYC in between his many overseas gigs to put on a few smokin' shows with this incarnation of his band at the legendary Iridium. On stage this night with Matt were Christine Tambakis (vocals), Tom Tlee Waitea (bass), Raul Valdes (drums), Chelsea Baratz (sax), and Darby Wolf (keyboard). I hadn't seen Matt with Christine singing, and she has a powerful, soulful voice that meshes well with part of Matt's set. She wasn't on stage for every song that night, and it provided a great mix of music. Another "new" sound for me to hear with Matt was Chelsea on sax. She is very talented and fit right in the places she opened up and wowed the audience. Matt Schofield is, and has been, one of the top cutting edge guitarists playing today. His ability to play it all from loud rockin' tunes to slower, more melodic, from-the-heart blues, always keeps the audience's attention. Technically, Matt is head and shoulders above most - add to that his passion, and in my opinion, he rises right to the top.
After the show Matt sat down with us in the nearly empty club to chat. This made four or five times since 2013 that Matt has been nice enough to take the time talk with us. Check out Matt as he shares what's up with him now, living and playing in southern Florida, an interesting peek into making recorded music, and much more as we shoot the breeze with Matt.
~ Check out the on-camera interview Matt did with us:Matt Schofield Interview ~