#SPOTLIGHT: Michel Schatte and Tom Lockwood At The Capitol
Chatham’s Michael Schatte AND Tom Lockwood are featured this week in the #SPOTLIGHT. Listen all week to win tickets to The Michael Schatte Band with special guests Tom Lockwood – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the Chatham Capitol Theatre. The #SPOTLIGHT is heard daily at 9:30AM during Weekdaze with Jay & Robyn.
MICHAEL SCHATTE’S “CONUNDRUM” AVAILABLE NOW!
Chatham-Kent is home to “one of the best undiscovered songwriters of our time” and a true ” Canadian guitar great”.
Michael Schatte’s latest album, “Conundrum” features 15 stunning new tracks from the singer-songwriter, guitar wizard, and producer/engineeer.
Calling his unique and original blend of rock, blues, celtic and more “Eclectic Electric Roots Music”, Schatte is quite simply a jaw-dropping electric guitarist, a virtuoso acoustic fingerstylist, a singer with vocals as polished as his picking and a literate and witty songwriter. All of which are featured prominently on the new album, also produced and engineered by Schatte himself.
Conundrum puts Michael’s world class musicianship and unforgettable lyrics on full display. This album exposes lust ready to boil over (Water In The Kettle) and an historic tale of Scottish assassination-by-explosive (Dry Black Powder). It tells of humorous sibling rivalry (Please Don’t Dance With My Brother) and tense sexual rivalry (Genevieve, Daria, The Upper Hand). It is peppered with existential whimsy (Conundrum, In The Cold Hard Here and Now) and searing blues boogie (Longtime Lover, Come On Down). It features blistering Celtic instrumental riffery (Good King Richard) and poetry inspired by the ancients (Bread, Water, Love). And finally, the new record shines a revealing light on our darker human impulses (Silly Old Man, The Candy Aisle, A Mind A Mess).
Conundrum is an artistic tour de force that will richly reward a close listen.