June 9, 2019
Doors: 5:30 PM Show: 7:00 PM
GA $15 | Premier $15 | Premier Plus $15
227 Maple Avenue, East, Vienna, VA 22180
Matt Andersen Erin Costelo
Andersen’s reputation as a bluesman won him the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo / Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. “The blues is a big part of what I do, and in my solo show some tunes are straight-up blues, for sure,” he says. “But I would never stand beside B.B. King and say, ‘I play blues, too.’ None of my albums are blues albums—I’ve won blues awards with them, but I wouldn’t say they’re blues albums.” Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a Juno nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and a Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Matt’s next full-length album is set for release in early 2016.
and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds her pushing back. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, her incredible voice, drawing comparisons to such icons as Nina Simone and Carole King, soars even as her songs dive deep. Although she wears many influences on her sleeve, Costelo is unquestionably herself, a singular artist of maturity and importance; a maverick, unfetterd by trend, fashion or industry 'pathway.'
She demonstrates this in the new 'SWEET MARIE' documentary, directed by Juno-award winning songwriter-turned-filmmaker Amelia Curran. The
studio documentary is a long standing tradition. It allows the
audience to study the engine of the music they love - pry open the
casing, and view the bones. What is particularly enticing, and what
makes Erin Costelo a great subject for the studio documentary, are her
skills as a producer. This isn't simply tapping a microphone and
slogging through fifty takes; every note from under each performer is
a considered move. How it floats through the studio environment and is
engineered and conditioned out the other side to its audience is a
rodeo of painstaking precision and delight.
Costelo has assembled an ace group of Canadian players for the album,
including Glenn Milchem on drums (Blue Rodeo), Anna Ruddick on bass
(Randy Bachman), Leith Fleming-Smith on organ (Matt Mays, Hawksley
Workman) and her long-time partner, Clive MacNutt, on guitar. Taking inspiration from sources as varied as Dylan and Randy Newman, Costelo delivers a genre-defying batch of songs that sound at once timeless, timely and completely fresh.