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Raghu Lokanathan with Matt Robinson
Fri, Apr 16
Old Firehall - Lethbridge


Time: 9 p.m.

 Cover: $7

I write, read, watch, listen, remember, imagine, play and practice, while I'm waiting to find the next song that sounds like itself, that has character and spirit. When we were teenagers, my brother used to buy records- LP's. A few that really got me into singing, playing the guitar and eventually songwriting were Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads, the first side of Neil Young's Live Rust, the early Dylan records, and the first Kate and Anna McGarrigle record. I think I started calling myself a musician in 2001, when I was 30. Through my 20's I tried and abandoned various kinds of work, but I kept a guitar and a passionate interest in all the possibilities of song. I busked full-time in Halifax for a couple of months, then caught a lift out west, and settled in Prince George, B.C. I began playing at coffeehouses and festivals in B.C., and wrote a bunch of songs that ended up on my 2004 album Caledonia. "Sing Out' magazine described the record as "...a charming collection of songs about some very peculiar characters...". In 2006, I decided to step back from touring and recording as a singer/songwriter. I stayed put in Prince George for the next year or so, learning the banjo, playing in a roots music duo called the Cottonweeds, hosting a weekly fiddle music jam, teaching and working up some new songs in a rock band we called Jawbone. I moved to Victoria(B.C.) in September, 2007, and have resumed touring and recording. This past spring I released a new EP- Petal Press, which was recorded and produced by Corwin Fox. In the fall, we worked together to finish my new full-length album. Blue Girl feels like the most adventurous recording I've made to date, and is due for release in Victoria on February 27 at the Solstice Cafe.

About Matt
Matt's sultry voice and incredible guitar playing makes him one of the most intising perfomers around. His songs outline the compassion and tenderness that he is made of. The romance of his songs will reintroduce love to all generations. From his first to his last word, audiences know how genuine this man is. - Danton Remacle ( Rock Royalty Records )


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402 - 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta