Hot on the heels of her debut performance with Symphony Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada’s sultry songstress Karen Myatt returns to the big stage with Blues Deluxe~ atwo-night tribute to the genre’s greatest performers.
The two-set soirées take place Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29, at the Neptune Studio Theatre in Halifax. Showtime for both nights is 8pm.
Blues Deluxe features both classic and contemporary blues artists.
“We begin at the beginning,” explains Myatt. “The rural roots of Robert Johnson, Son House, LaVern Baker, and the like. Over the course of the show, we wind our way through the music of Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, BB King, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy, Etta James and more.”
The multi-media performances will also showcase many modern blues artists, including The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Blues Saraceno.
“I have absolutely fallen for the blues,” continues Myatt. “I love the heart and soul of the rhythms and melodies, the gritty vocals, the tremendous history and culture of the music.
“This will be a night to remember, especially with an 8-piece band joining me on stage, including a horn section and backup singers.”
It has been a busy summer for the chanteuse, with a steady stream of shows across the region. On Tuesday, August 14, Myatt and her quartet will perform over the lunch hour as part of the St. Matthew’s Church Summer Sounds @Barrington series in downtown Halifax. On Friday, August 17, she returns to the Halifax Distilling Co. on the city’s waterfront for Calendar Girl ~ a tribute to the life and work of singer/actress Julie London.