Heads, Tails & Aces is the 5th album from one of the UK’s finest and most hard working modern blues guitarists.
Schofield’s style is a hybrid of classic blues phrasing, mixed with harmonically sophisticated, jazz inspired flourishes. The opening shuffle of “What I Wanna Hear” showcases these influences perfectly.
The funky groove of “Live Wire” sees Matt’s tasty down-home blues licks blend seamlessly with his jazzier stylings.
“Lay It Down” is a slow blues delight that progresses dynamically from a whisper to to a raucous climax.
As well as being a tasty guitar player, Schofield is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. “War We Wage” and the album’s closing track “Not Raining Now” demonstrate his ability to craft memorable hooks.
A highly recommended record for fans of both traditional and modern blues.