Lo­cal mu­si­cian Matt Earhart to re­lease de­but al­bum

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/entertainment -

GLACE BAY — Singer and fid­dle player Matt Earhart will re­lease his de­but al­bum on Fri­day.

The self-ti­tled CD was in­spired by the Glace Bay res­i­dent’s strug­gle with leav­ing Cape Bre­ton to find work. “The songs that I have cho­sen rep­re­sent a very com­mon thing for Cape Bre­ton­ers — go­ing away and re­turn­ing,” says Earhart. “This CD came from that place in my heart that had dreaded the thought of leav­ing the is­land. At the time it was recorded, I was look­ing for work and re­solved that if I didn’t find some­thing soon, I would leave to go out West. But be­fore I left, I wanted to cre­ate some­thing. I had al­ways wanted to do a CD and thought ‘It’s now or never.’” Earhart, who has per­formed lo­cally with Mario Colosimo, the Pub Boys, Pat Chafe, and the Shenani­gans, has also had roles in the Savoy Theatre’s pro­duc­tion of “Les Misérables,” and the Hig­hand Arts Theatre’s “Heart of

Steel.”

The re­lease party will take place at the Savoy Theatre Stu­dio Lounge at 116 Com­mer­cial St. in Glace Bay from 7-10 p.m.

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