Matt Epp is "quite simply one of the best of a generation of fine Canadian songwriters to emerge in this country in the last decade or more" (Gary Cristall, Vancouver Folk Music Festival). He and his trio are finally making their first guest appearance at the Kornhaus.
On this tour Epp will present his latest album Shadowlands. His captivating songwriting talent weaves sonic landscapes with his narratives, creating a land that keeps all forms of cynicism from its borders and welcomes earnest surges of hope with open arms, even in moments of deepest darkness. It is precisely this landscape of the soul that Matt Epp enters to bring forth the opulently restless Americana of Shadowlands.
For example, the ghostly song "Uncharted Water" tells the true story of a spiritual being Epp encountered in the woods many years ago. In "North Country," the centerpiece of the album that probably best characterizes Epp's real life circumstances, geese return home. The song addresses the strain of a relationship through time and space, musing on the strains of love while a translunar saxophone solo fills the room. And in "Unnatural," he rants belligerently against social and environmental injustices in a sharp and unembellished tone, commemorating Neil Young's critical activist anthems.
Admission is 15€, for pupils, students and severely disabled 10€.