The Michael Schatte Band – Live at Jeanne Gordon Hall w/ Special Guest Tom Lockwood
Concert and Workshop – Saturday October 15th, 2022
Join two of Canada’s finest guitarists for a morning and evening of unforgettable eclectic electric roots music. The Michael Schatte Band returns to Wallaceburg hot on the heels of Schatte’s internationally acclaimed Conundrum album, which France’s Le Zicazine magazine described as “over an hour of virtuosity” and acclaimed Muddy Waters biographer Sandra B. Tooze called “a tour de force of his talent, most evident in his red-hot guitar work, gorgeous vocals, and superb songwriting.” This time around, Michael’s band will be previewing songs from Hero Worship, Volume I, the long-promised and hotly anticipated album of Schatte versions of classic songs by artists ranging from the globally famous to the internationally obscure. The music of Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Richard Thompson, The Beatles, Robin Trower, Harry Nillson, David Wilcox and more will be interspersed with Schatte fan favourites.
Also on the bill is Chatham’s Tom Lockwood, a world-class guitarist known here and abroad for his acoustic and electric guitar work as both composer and performer. Praised by Don Ross, Liona Boyd, Guitar Player Magazine and many others, Lockwood has a lifetime of impressive musical accomplishments to his credit. He and Schatte have a long history together (Michael was Tom’s guitar student while still a teenager, and since then the two have often collaborated on stage and in the studio), so concert-goers can expect fiery guitar exchanges between these two genre-bending players before the night is over.
Finally, musicians and music lovers alike will have the opportunity to attend a 3-hour workshop with Michael and Tom on the morning of the concert entitled Music Production On Stage, Online, and In Studio, during which the two veteran performing and recording artists will discuss and demonstrate critical techniques for achieving the results expected of professionals in the music business. Whether you are recording your next album or single in your home studio, writing songs for performance on your growing Youtube channel, or hitting the local stage and building a fan base, this workshop will offer useful advice for taking your artistic productions to the next level.
Evening concert tickets are $35.00, Workshop tickets are $25.00, and buyers of both will receive a combo discount of $50.00 for both show and workshop. Don’t miss it!
Workshop: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Concert: 7:00pm (doors open at 6pm)