The Reverend Rambler
Thursday, June 21 @ 8pm
Knox United Church
SUPPORTING HARPOONIST + THE AXE MURDERER
The Reverend Rambler might not be an ordained man of God, but his passionate rhythm and blues-inspired tunes will have you feeling the spirit something fierce. The music itself draws from the entire gamut of Americana sounds, ranging from the gospel blues of Blind Willie Johnson to the intricate hillbilly finger picking of Merle Travis injected with the high-octane energy of punk rock. The Reverend preaches tales of hope, shame, degradation, and salvation with an undeniable fervor. Whether he’s performing as a one-man band, as a duo with Sister Karli Colpitts, or fronting his band the Wicked World, the Reverend — aka Winnipegger Matt Colpitts — delivers. Anyone who’s seen his live show can testify to that.