Though he loves the blues (and evidently does it well), it's just one ingredient in the eclectic brew of original rock, blues, rockabilly, bluegrass and celtic he's been writing, recording, and performing throughout his career. A respected and fiery guitarist, Schatte has a habit of leaving audience jaws agape. He's been compared to world-class players decades his senior, and counts Peter Green, Danny Gatton, Albert Lee and Richard Thompson as major influences on both his electric and acoustic fingerstyle playing. There's a reason The Stratford Rib and Bluesfest recently called him "Canada's hidden treasure." Hear the album and see him perform live to discover it for yourself.
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“…the incomparable Michael Schatte… is a dream of a guitar player, a dashing performer, but also a thoughtful and self-conscious artist." (Numero Cinq Magazine)
"…Michael Schatte’s sound falls superbly somewhere between the folk rock musings of Richard Thompson and the Canuck blues edge of Colin James… As a bonus, the artist also displays something of a literate edge to his lyrics that definitely sets him more than a few rungs above the moon/June competition. His playing throughout is at times awe-inspiring…” (Uptown Magazine)
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