Friday, March 6, 2009

Blues on the Boulevard

What do you get when you combine a classically-trained youth orchestra with a 300-plus pound, hard core blues rocker?

Could Bach co-exist with B.B. King? Mozart with Muddy Waters? Hooked on Classics with John Lee Hooker?

Maritime music fans find out how these scales balance later this month (March 28th) when Matt Andersen rumbles onto the stage, backed by the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Andersen is a heavyweight in more ways than one. Matt has shared the stage and toured with America, Randy Bachman, the late Bo Diddley, Little Feat and a host of others. His hectic touring schedule includes over 200 live dates a year that encompass North America and the rest of the world. Andersen developed a fervent grass roots following with a streak of unstoppable, ovation-filled live shows. Meanwhile, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is composed of 90 musicians who range in age from 12 to 22 and have collected a treasure chest of accolades including the 2008 East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for Classical Recording of the Year.

And now for a totally, shameless, seamless plug!

For many years, TSB has admired what Ken MacLeod accomplishes through his genuine, "let's have a coffee" approach to networking and the projects he takes on. In fact, any project touched by Classy Ken soon turns to 24-carat gold, as evidenced by NBYO and their track record of playing before packed theatres in China, Italy and Carnegie Hall. Already, MacLeod and his well connected network have moved about a third of the 1,800 available tickets before any serious advertising has started.

Here is the rest of the info you need:

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre, 945 St. George Blvd.
TICKETS: Moncton Coliseum box office (506) 857-4100
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-720-5600
HOW MUCH?: $25 for adults. $18.50 for seniors and students.

"The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it"

1 comment:

Brian Cormier said...

Thanks for mentioning the concert!