Schatte Featured on Swiss/Canadian Roots Radio!

On Sunday January 17th 2016 (and at various other times over the following two weeks as noted below, and available archived any time after the fact) Michael Schatte will be the featured artist on Blues Zeppelin, a radio program out of Switzerland hosted by Mark Stenzler with James Doran. Here’s what they have to say about Michael, along with broadcast info:


Jan 17 – 9-11 am ET (3-5 pm Swiss time)

This week’s featured artist – MICHAEL SCHATTE

“I can’t decide whether Michael Schatte (pronounced Shaw-tee) is a killer guitarist with an excellent voice who writes great songs or a poet who also happens to be a great singer and guitarist. Either way it works! Born in Chatham Ontario but now living in Toronto Michael started his career at age 10. By the time he reached High School he already knew he wanted to be a full time musician for the rest of his life. He developed his skill on the guitar by listening to artists like Peter Green, Danny Gatton, Albert Lee, Mark Knopfler and Richard Thompson working on mastering their finger-picking style. He then decided he needed to learn the business side of the music business and enrolled in a 4 year Business Program at McMaster University where he learned the skills of networking, marketing, brand building and proper financial practises. It’s worked. Michael released his first album in 1999. He followed that with 3 more plus an EP. His most recent CD – “Turn Back The Vikings” – has acheived much critical acclaim and airplay. It helped win him the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search in 2015 and a trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis last year where he and his band made the finals. He’s returning to the IBC’s again this year in the Solo category. Michael’s music is unique, rich and eclectic with Rock, Folk, Reggae, Rockabilly, Bluegrass and Celtic influences over strong a Blues Roots base. Watch for big things from this young man.”

CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT with James Doran is a 15 minute feature on some of Canada’s best Blues artists broadcast and streamed on Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN broadcast and streamed:
Original: Sundays 9-11 am ET (3-5 pm Swiss time) on Radio RaBe Bern SWITZERLAND
Re-broadcast the following Saturday 4-6 pm ET (10 to midnight Swiss time) on Radio LoRa Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Re-broadcast the following Saturday 3-5 pm ET on WRFI Community Radio Ithaca/Finger Lakes NEW YORK STATE
Re-broadcast twice a week on BLUES & ROOTS RADIO Port Credit, ON
All Spotlights are also ARCHIVED after broadcast on where they can be listened to at any time.

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