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Scotiabank Backbeat: Matt Blais
Scotiabank Backbeat: Matt Blais

Bluesy rock 'n' roll troubadour Matt Blais performs a busker set as part of Scotiabank Backbeat weekend activities.

Matt Blais' career spans a decade of quality releases and dedicated touring. Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic performer plays modern roots-rock with a foundation in candid songwriting. Weaving together heavy blues influences, rock ‘n’ pop hooks, slithering atmospherics, and twangy flourishes—all with his sit-up-and-listen harmonica work and belting vocals—Blais is an artist that fits as comfortably alongside the best of his bluesy roots-rock contemporaries as he does the revolutionaries of Canrock.

Scotiabank Backbeat provides regular weekend activations for families, children, and general visitors of all ages, including pop-up music performances, hands-on activities, presentations from community partners, and more.