Matt Andersen

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Matt Andersen
Origin Perth-Andover, New Brunswick
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels True North Records
Associated acts Flat Top
Website www.stubbyfingers.ca

Matt Andersen is a Canadian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, from Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, signed to True North Records. His musical career started in 2002, with the New Brunswick band, Flat Top. In 2004, Andersen played at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs).

Career[edit]

In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America and the UK, he has shared the stage and toured with Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, April Wine, America and Loverboy.

Andersen played over 200 live performances in 2009, including his fourth UK tour, and recorded a studio album (Piggyback) with harmonica player, Mike Stevens.[1] He has performed at several of Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe shows across Canada, starting in 2009 and continuing into 2011.[2]

On January 25, 2010, Andersen won the top prize for a duo/individual in the Memphis, Tennessee, International Blues Challenge, beating artists from 11 other countries and five continents - the first Canadian to prevail over the event's 26 year history. Sponsored by the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, his prize included festival gigs in America, France and Italy, a slot on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises, as well as a cash award.[3]

Touring the US, UK and Canada in 2010, he played over 25 theatre concerts in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and he also performed at the 50th anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival in 2010, a return after his 2007 showing.[4][5]

More honors came in January 2011, with the Maple Blues Awards Entertainer of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year.[6]

Andersen was nominated for four 2011 East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Awards: Male Solo Recording, Blues Recording, Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year, and his DVD with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is up for DVD of the Year.[7][8] He won the 2011 ECMA awards for Blues Recording of the Year for Piggyback, and the Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year for the same album.[9]

Matt is managed by Sonic Entertainment.

Discography[edit]

One Size Never Fits

  1. If I Can't Have You
  2. One Size Never Fits
  3. Too Long Since
  4. Lay Down With Me
  5. Just Don't Call Me Your Friend
  6. It Hurt Me Too
  7. Red House

Solo at Sessions

  1. Leavin' Blues
  2. Ain't No Sunshine
  3. When My Angel Gets the Blues
  4. Play the Fool for You
  5. One Size Never Fits
  6. Rollin' Home
  7. Have You Got the Blues
  8. If I Can't Have You
  9. Tell Me
  10. My Old Friend the Blues

Live at Liberty House

  1. Intro
  2. Key To The Highway
  3. I'm On Fire
  4. Long Black Veil
  5. Angel From Montgomery
  6. Every Day I Get The Blues
  7. Magnolia
  8. Country Roads
  9. Steamroller
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. Mojo
  12. Wagon Wheel
  13. Louise

Second Time Around (2007)

  1. "Leavin' Blues" 3:45
  2. "I Play The Fool For You" 7:20
  3. "When My Angel Gets The Blues" 4:47
  4. "If I Can't Have You" 2:43
  5. "One Size Never Fits" 3:00
  6. "Ain't No Sunshine" 4:43
  7. "Just Don't Call Me Your Friend" 2:50
  8. "Lay Down With Me" 3:42
  9. "Tell Me" 4:13
  10. "Have You Got The Blues" 6:02
  11. "Rollin' Home" 3:23
  12. "My Old Friend The Blues" 4:22
  13. "Hidden Track" 7:22

Something In Between (2008)

  1. Come By
  2. Something in Between
  3. Working Man Blues
  4. So Gone Now
  5. Stay With Me
  6. Better Man Blues
  7. Lonesome Road
  8. Wrote a Song for Everyone
  9. Broken Man
  10. Tell Me
  11. How I Wish
  12. Baby Come Back Home
  13. Bold and Beaten

Piggyback (2009)

  1. "I Wanna Be A Float Plane" 4:29
  2. "The Way You Move" 3:35
  3. "Hold Me With Both Hands" 3:19
  4. "Livin' In Sarnia" 6:53
  5. "Devil's Bride" 4:04
  6. "Going Home" 3:22
  7. "Storms Rollin' In" 5:27
  8. "Better Days" 8:16
  9. "I'll Tell You a Story" 4:53
  10. "Blue Celtic Rose" 3:14
  11. "Working My Way Home To My Girl" 2:55
  12. "You're a Best Seller Baby" 4:20

Live at the Phoenix Theatre (2009)

  1. "Better Man Blues" 5:12
  2. "One Size Fits All" 3:17
  3. "Play The Fool For You" 7:11
  4. "Something In Between" 4:09
  5. "When My Angel Gets The Blues" 5:26
  6. "Bold and Beaten" 4:42
  7. "If I Can't Have You" 3:41
  8. "To Leave What Should Be Left Alone" 5:03
  9. "Working Man Blues" 4:13
  10. "So Gone Now" 7:52
  11. "Devil's Bride" 5:05
  12. "Have You Got The Blues" 7:46
  13. "Round And Round" 4:57

Coal Mining Blues (2011)

  1. "I Don't Wanna Give In" 3:06
  2. "Fired Up" 3:46
  3. "Coal Mining Blues" 5:15
  4. "Lay It On The Line" 3:19
  5. "Baby I'll Be" 4:03
  6. "Make You Stay" 5:28
  7. "Home Sweet Home" 4:11
  8. "Heartbreaker" 5:11
  9. "She Comes Down" 6:34
  10. "Willie's Diamond Joe" 4:01
  11. "I Work Hard For The Luxury" 4:48
  12. "Feel Like Going Home" 3:58

Weightless (2014)

  1. "I Lost My Way" 4:16
  2. "My Last Day" 5:28
  3. "So Easy" 4:34
  4. "Weightless" 4:32
  5. "Alberta Gold" 3:33
  6. "Let's Go To Bed" 2:59
  7. "The Fight" 3:36
  8. "Drift Away" 3:43
  9. "Let You Down" 2:54
  10. "City of Dreams" 3:09
  11. "Between the Lines" 4:36
  12. "What Will You Leave" 4:07

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