Singer-songwriter and guitar slinger Matt Andersen always brings his A-game. Whether it’s solo and stripped down, with soaring heart felt vocals and acoustic guitar strumming, like on his latest album House to House or belting out the blues with stinging guitar licks, backed by his full meal deal, horn blasting, rockin’ blues band. Sometimes he’ll tug at your emotions with folky and soulful songs about hearth and home, then inspire you to dance your ass off with his bone shaking rhythm and blues. One way or another, Andersen’s powerhouse singing is a force of nature. He’s a veteran who built his audience paying his dues in folk clubs and blues bars across North America. A dozen albums and hundreds of gigs later, Andersen fills concert venues and brings down the house at blues, folk and roots festivals around the world. As you might have guessed, he has a guitar case full of awards to show for it – European and Canadian Blues Awards and top honours in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Be prepared to be moved by Andersen’s fiery R&B, soulful blues and heartbroken folk.
Biography by Eric Rosenbaum