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MATT SOUTHON & GENEVIEVE CHADWICK

17/10/2010 9:30 pm

Two of the Australian Blues / Roots scene’s most promising emerging artists – Genevieve Chadwick and ‘Hollerin’ Matt Southon – have joined forces, putting together a powerhouse show of old school blues and funky acoustic roots/rock. Both hailing from the far south coast of NSW, these high energy performers are touring the east coast this October and November. Fresh from debut performances at Great Southern Blues and Roots & Australian Blues  Festivals, Matt Southon has been concentrating on spreading his ‘Australian Verandah Blues’- a unique blend of music inspired by the passion and fire of old style bluesman like Son House, Charlie Patton & Leadbelly. With a resonator crafted from old corrugated iron, and a powerful singing style, Matt can’t hide the fact that his love of the old blues has combined with a love of stuff like the Ramones or the Dead Kennedy’s. Genevieve, fresh from recording her debut album ‘Riding the wind, forgetting time’ has  songs of love, loss, freedom and the love of life combine with her gravel-voiced delivery and exuberant guitar to produce a style already favorably compared with Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman or Joan Armatrading.