Sun May 1 2016 – 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice, Matt Andersen has netted three Maple Blues Awards, a Memphis Blues Challenge win, a CIMA Road Gold Award, a European Blues Award, and a JUNO Award nomination.
“Canada’s greatest guitarist made one acoustic guitar sound like a fully staffed band. Outrageous skill and contagious joy…”, raved a London Times reviewer.
This fall, Andersen traveled from his New Brunswick home to record his upcoming release, Honest Man. Produced in New York with Commissioner Gordon (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse), the record follows up Andersen’s JUNO Award-nominated Weightless.
From writing around drum beats to bringing in a cast of players including Andy Bassford (Toots and the Maytals, Burning Spear, Natalie Merchant), Benji Bouton (Ibibio Sound Machine), Josh David Barret (The Wailers, Lauryn Hill), and Lenny Underwood (Mary J. Blige, Amy Winehouse), Honest Man expands on what we already know and love from Andersen and brings it to a new level.