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 Post subject: Matt Andersen
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:31 am 
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While at a Harry Manx concert recently, a couple at our table very enthusiastically recommended seeing Matt Andersen, who they described as being primarily a blues guy. It was the first I'd ever heard of him. I'm not a big blues guy myself but decided to check him out at the Empire Theatre in Belleville on Saturday night. Holy smokes, was he ever impressive, did he bring it! His powerful vocals, his adroit work with his guitar - the hairs were upright on the back of my neck all evening. Where has this fellow been hiding? He is special. Highly recommended if he comes to your neck of the woods.

His opening act, Steve Hill, sure could make his guitar sing too.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:45 am 
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Could not agree more!

I've seen Matt many times, and bought all his cd's.

Having lived in Halifax, I was lucky enough to be able to follow Matt since the beginning of his career...and still follow him.

He's the real-deal......and I AM a blues-guy.

Very highly recommended.

Cheers, del Sol


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:49 am 
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yes excellent we have seen him a few times in BC. great shows he was a headline act at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival last year


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Saw him in Hamilton 5 years ago with the Philharmonic. Sadly, like so many talented musicians, his works are not mainstream enough to captivate the average person. If he was female, 110lbs, showed his b*tt, he would be top 10!

His voice is unlike anything around today, IMO. A modern day Stan Rogers RIP! Name me a POP artist with pipes like his.

Favourite Album: Live at the Phoenix (unfortunately available on CD only)

-- 27 Mar 2017 18:31 --

Oh, one more thing! Most "audiophile" systems I've heard collapse when trying to reproduce his work, ha ha!


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Hi,

Matt has been a staple on the roots and folk circuit for a long time. For example I think Matt has played Summerfolk in Owen Sound like three times in the last six years. Many of the acts that are 'coming up' can be caught at the summer outdoor festivals. I have done outdoor sound work at these festivals for years and I chuckle when I see groups like the Strumbellas finally get national attention. They have been wailing under the summer festival beer tents forever. Real music still lives but you have to hunt around and avoid top 20.

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Yes, Matt has a special voice. Nice guy, too. Best to see him live, he seems to sing freer than he does in the studio.

Everyone loves his version of "Ain't No Sunshine" - and it's great - but I really like this duo song with Mike Stevens on harp. A song about Sarnia, who knew?

"Livin' in Sarnia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQQ8QfflHxk


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Holy - O - Uckfay, can this guy belt 'em! Please recommend a disc if you can. I'll certainly be looking for him on the blues circuit on the Island this year.

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mjfn wrote:
While at a Harry Manx concert recently, a couple at our table very enthusiastically recommended seeing Matt Andersen, who they described as being primarily a blues guy. It was the first I'd ever heard of him. I'm not a big blues guy myself but decided to check him out at the Empire Theatre in Belleville on Saturday night. Holy smokes, was he ever impressive, did he bring it! His powerful vocals, his adroit work with his guitar - the hairs were upright on the back of my neck all evening. Where has this fellow been hiding? He is special. Highly recommended if he comes to your neck of the woods.

His opening act, Steve Hill, sure could make his guitar sing too.


First saw him at Hugh's Room in Toronto several years ago with Mike Stevens on harmonica.From our table in front of the stage,these guys were overpowering......a very special performer indeed.....a must see for fans of power blues.
At the Burlington Performing Arts Centre a few years later,Matt had octogenarians up and dancing in the aisle.

+ 'Piggyback' (Andersen & Stevens) &' Live at the Phoenix'.
and 'Solo @ Sessions' as well as 'Live at Liberty House'.


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Andersen
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Thanks for the info on this guy OP.
I have heard of him but never thought to check out his music.
He sounds really good.
Seeing The Last Waltz material would really be special out west.


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"Favourite Album: Live at the Phoenix (unfortunately available on CD only)"


Having been burned far too many times with BAAAD sound quality on live recordings, I consciously did not buy "Live At The Phoenix."

But, thanks to this post, Amazon is my next stop on the 'puter tonight.

Cheers, del Sol


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drywhitetoast wrote:
Thanks for the info on this guy OP.
I have heard of him but never thought to check out his music.
He sounds really good.
Seeing The Last Waltz material would really be special out west.

In Belleville, his encore song was a very soulful version of Helpless. He said he was practising for the upcoming Last Waltz event. Sounded terrific.

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Holy - O - Uckfay, can this guy belt 'em! Please recommend a disc if you can. I'll certainly be looking for him on the blues circuit on the Island this year.
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I've started with his latest release, Honest Man, and plan to work my backwards to his beginnings. However, it seems that the live album might be a better place to begin your collection.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:33 pm 
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del Sol wrote:
"Favourite Album: Live at the Phoenix (unfortunately available on CD only)"


Having been burned far too many times with BAAAD sound quality on live recordings, I consciously did not buy "Live At The Phoenix."

But, thanks to this post, Amazon is my next stop on the 'puter tonight.

Cheers, del Sol


Looks like you can buy CD's and vinyl directly from his website. CD's are only $12. LP's are about twice that but it's still tempting.

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 Post subject: Re: Matt Andersen
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:45 am 
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del Sol wrote:
"Favourite Album: Live at the Phoenix (unfortunately available on CD only)"


Having been burned far too many times with BAAAD sound quality on live recordings, I consciously did not buy "Live At The Phoenix."

But, thanks to this post, Amazon is my next stop on the 'puter tonight.

Cheers, del Sol


Yeah, the sound quality is a solid 8/10. Not the absolute best I've heard, but unlike most poor Live recorded concerts. Very emotional and dynamic. He was likely miked with the venerable Shure 57 Dynamic mic due to his strong voice. As a result, it doesn't have the romantic qualities of a good condenser.


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Andersen
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halebopp76 wrote:

Oh, one more thing! Most "audiophile" systems I've heard collapse when trying to reproduce his work, ha ha!


So what do you recommend I listen to Matt on? I guess my Esoteric/Modwright/Coincident system will sound awful. Better dig out my 80's boombox to hear Matt properly!


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 Post subject: Re: Matt Andersen
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I remember Matt's first time at Salmon Arm Blues Festival in a group session with Ruthy Foster and she made a comment " where has this man been hiding". And yes a great voice either with backup band or solo.


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