Matthew Logan Vasquez is on Trondheim visit for the first time. Current with his new solo album, "Does What He Wants".
Matthew Logan Vasquez, also known from the critically acclaimed indiebandet "Delta Spirit"
The artist has previously played solo concert at Revolver in Oslo, as well as support for a sold-out code of health & Shout concert at John Dee. 20.February he comes in trioformat on the Moskus.
Matthew Logan Vasquez is a songwriter of remarkable poetry. His new album is inspired by a life with ups and downs.
The artist even says about the album: "My point is that life is a struggle but how can you have optimism and hope if you don't have something negative? Context is what makes it meaningful."
The Trio line-up:
Matthew Logan vasquez - vocals, guitar
Brendan Bond - bass
Jud Johnson - drums.
Best known as the charismatic frontman of Californian rock band Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez is now stepping out alone with ‘Does What He Wants’, a collection of eleven urgent yet poetic tracks tackling the challenges Vasquez has faced in the past few years.
As fans of Delta Spirit and Vasquez's work with Middle Brother, the band he formed with Deertick's John McCauley and Dawe's Taylor Goldsmith, the know well, Vasquez knows how to fuse passion with poetry in his writing and then ignite the combination with his staggeringly expressive vocals. ‘Does What He Wants’ demonstrates this known, the Americana tinged sound of Delta Spirit now expanded and matured with the addition of soaring strings (‘Headed West’), gospel (‘Same’) and sweeping melodies reminiscent of the great Roy Orbison. There's even a touch of Harry Nilsson in the glorious groove of ‘Red Fish’.
The album's influences are so varied; it conjures up an image of a constantly self-aware and restlessly creative individual, vivid stories are juxtaposed with retro textures, creating a genuinely personal record that at the same time tackles frustrations that, for Vasquez's generation are universally relatable; impatient landlords, lack of stability and financial woes. However he remains positive throughout the record, buzz it up known by making the shrewd observation that;
“Bad things happen but it all can lead to an epiphany. And that is positive. The truth rarely comes to you in an easy way —not unless you’re a wiser person than I am. My point is that life is a struggle but how can you have optimism and hope if you don't have something negative? Context is what makes it meaningful.”
With four critically acclaimed Delta Spirit albums, numerous major US TV performances, Later With Jools Holland and much more under his belt, Matthew Logan Vasquez is more than ready to set out on his own. That 31 years old, his impressive back catalogue and career in the US to date is testament to both his ability as a songwriter and fearless live performer.
- Source: Trondheim Events
Tue, February 20, 2018 9:00 PM
Matthew Logan Vasquez
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