Blues, Roots Rock
Bairdsville, NB / Halifax, NS
With over five million YouTube views and thirty thousand albums sold, a 2013 European Blues Award and Best Solo Performer honors at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. That said, he’ll always be “Our Matt” to Harvesters. A powerhouse blues performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following by touring worldwide to fans new and old. Produced in New York with famed producer Commissioner Gordon, latest release Honest Man, sees the songwriter driving into new territory. Blessed with Andersen’s rich gospel soul voice and armed with a new set of songs, Honest Man also features contributions from past or present players from The Wailers, as well as Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and Amy Winehouse’s bands. From “local fave” a decade ago, to commanding his own Blues Tent show today, we’re thrilled to have Matt return once again this September for his only Fredericton show this year, along with backing band the Bona Fide!