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Trailblazing guitarist at Summerside's Harbourfront Theatre Oct. 24

Roots and blues artist Lloyd Spiegel will perform at the Harbourside Theatre in Summerside on Wednesday.
Roots and blues artist Lloyd Spiegel will perform at the Harbourside Theatre in Summerside on Wednesday. - Contributed

Roots and blues artist Lloyd Spiegel is coming to the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside as part of its Backstage Pass series on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Spiegel is recognized by critics everywhere as a trailblazer at the forefront of modern blues.

He is one of his country’s most recognized guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the top 50 Australian guitarists of all time.

A touring artist since age 11, the seven-time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most unique stories in music. He has sat with the founding fathers of modern blues, from Brownie McGhee to Luther Allison and has supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James on tour.

His live performance blends guitar expertise with a commanding voice, songwriting and storytelling to deliver a complete concert experience, launching him onto theatre and festival stages across the globe.

Spiegel returns to Canada with his eighth release, “Backroads’’ – a hard edged, personal and brutally honest account of his life. “Backroads’’ follows up from his previous albums, which all debuted in the top 10 of the Australian independent music charts and for several months, held the No. 1 spot on the Australian Blues Chart.

“To be able to present Lloyd Spiegel in a Backstage Pass show is really exciting,” says Kieran Keller, Harbourfront’s executive director. “The whole audience will be on stage watching him play only a few feet from them. This evening is your best chance to see the guitar magic up-close in a performance like no other.”

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit harbourfronttheatre.com.

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