Special Club Fox Blues Jam - Matt Schofield, opening with Terrie Odabi

TCFB Presents

Special Club Fox Blues Jam - Matt Schofield, opening with Terrie Odabi

Wed, June 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$20 general admission / $35 VIP

This event is 21 and over

During our VIP Reception you'll be able to get first choice at selecting and tagging your seats for the evening, snacks, and an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists. For more info on VIP Reception, email http://info@rwcbluesjam.com.

VIP Doors: 6:30 pm

Matt Schofield
Matt Schofield
Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds.

The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, ‘ In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

Born in the industrial city of Manchester and raised amongst the rolling hills and locked in time Cotswolds, Schofield began playing guitar at the age of 12.

“My dad relocated to America, but before he left he gave me a BB King video. I watched it before school every day; it was three or four tracks from a concert. Later, when I was in California with my father, he showed me BB King with Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan on video”.

“It was like; I've got to do this. There's something about the way the three of them were jamming. B.B. really was majestic. As an 11-or 12-year-old watching him, I was mesmerized but didn't think there was any way I could ever do that. It was too special. But when I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan playing with him, I thought maybe I could. Stevie made it seem accessible to people. I taught myself, working my way through my Dad’s great blues record collection. I did my first gig age 13, and I’ve been doing it ever since”.

At age 18 Matt left the countryside and moved to London. There, as a sideman, he was able to hone his skills by backing a great variety of experienced and well known artists of the British Blues scene, visiting American artists, as well start touring internationally. The introspective, well read (lover of science, history and philosophy) and passionate Schofield said, “this enabled me to stay close to my roots while learning my trade and exploring a variety of musical frontiers.”

“By age 25 I was starting to explore my own band projects. Although my formative guitar influences are the largely the old school blues players, I never wanted my own music to be constrained by a rigid formula, or even genre. I just want to play ‘Matt Schofield music’. Classic Jazz, funk, soul and rock and all the music I love have all found their way into it. The process of writing and singing has become increasingly important to me, and I feel it’s those other aspects of creativity that helped define my own voice guitar. It’s always been important to find a context for the guitar to be part of, so that it’s not just guitar solos for their own sake.

“I remain a music lover first and foremost. The recognition I’ve received from both fans and peers is humbling and inspiring, and those ‘pinch me’ moments where I found myself trading licks with heroes like Robben Ford and Buddy Guy are still the biggest thrill.”

“Now after five studio albums and a solid 10 years of touring with my own band, I have definite broader concepts I want to explore. Remaining open to where the music might take me while maintaining the excitement that improvising and collaborating with talented musicians allow is key to me. My inspiration and goals came from many places: My influences old and new, including musicians I have wanted to collaborate with for years. Things I still feel I hadn't fully realized on previous studio records, and a need to keep pushing myself. It all meets at the place where I'm heading now. I’m always aiming to go as far as possible to capturing the same connection with the listener that I aim to make at a live show on record. That’s the goal. Capturing that special moment.”

Matt is signed to the Mascot Label Group, which is home to some of the world’s most respected guitarists.

Discography

• The Trio Live - 2003 (Nugene Records)
• Siftin’ Thru Ashes - 2005 (Nugene Records)
• Live At The Jazz Café – 2005 (Nugene Records)
• Ear to The Ground – 2007 (Nugene Records)
• Heads, Tails & Aces – 2009 (Nugene Records)
• Live From Archive – 2010 (Nugene Records)
• Anything But Time – 2011 (Nugene Records)
• Ten From The Road (live) – 2012
• Far I Can See – 2014 (Mascot/Provogue)

Awards and accolades:

• British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 which
garnered him an induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame
• British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010
• Blues Album of the Year 2011 - Mojo Magazine
• Penguin Book of Blues Recordings cited as one of only two living
British artists to achieve the maximum four-star rating
• Guitar & Bass magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists
• "In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from
any country in decades." L.A. DAILY NEWS, USA
• "The best of this generation's European players. His feel for the
music is incredible." VINTAGE GUITAR, USA
• "Top ten British Blues guitarists of all time." GUITAR & BASS, UK
• "The UK’s most exciting blues guitar player." GUITARIST, UK
Terrie Odabi
Terrie Odabi
2017 Blues Music Award Nominee
Best Soul Blues Female Artist
Best Emerging Artist Album "My Blue Soul"

Terrie Odabi's 2016 CD Release "My Blue Soul" Ranked

One of Living Blues Top 50 Blues Albums for 2016

Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the Fifties. Terrie has a powerful set of pipes, writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band and has onstage movements that perfectly match the rhythms of her material. Surely stardom awaits her. -Lee Hildebrand, contributor to the *San Francisco Chronicle, *East Bay News Group and *Living Blues Magazine

Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

"Has anyone here lost their mojo? Raise your hand if you’re suffering from a mojo deficiency,” she asks the crowd at the Monterey Blues Festival. From that point on, she has them in the palm of her hand as she proceeds to testify. “Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Julliard School of Music. Turre, who has performed and co-written with Terrie, dubs her “a jewel from the Bay Area.

Terrie performs original stirring blues straight from the soul. Her compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice. She takes pride in her urban roots, appealing to a wide, new audience.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/