“Channelling the sounds of Chicago and Memphis with energetic keyboard laden jams and soulful down-tempo ballads playing a narrative of the working class life”– Velvet Rope Magazine
“A giant of a man, with a voice to match …one of Canada’s brightest new roots music stars”
– Exclaim Magazine
With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Canada’s Matt Andersen.
A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way; touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.
His reputation as a bluesman won him the 2013 Euro Blues Award for the Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Andersen’s extensive discography boasts seven albums, including one Christmas album, one live album, and two albums with harmonica player Mike Stevens.
After hearing the instant classic material on his new album Weightless, it’s hard to imagine any fan of Matt Andersen – old or new – leaving unsatisfied.
Team Bluesfest is looking forward to Matt’s second Bluesfest appearance in 2015 – and we just know you’re going to love him!