Vocalist Mattison December 29, 2006
|Origin||Saint Paul, Minnesota United States|
|Genres||Soul, Jazz fusion, Jam Band, Blues, Blues-rock,|
|Years active||2002 – Present|
|Labels||Alligator Records, Landslide Records, Artists House,|
|Associated acts||The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi|
Scrapomatic is an American blues duo, consisting of two performers, Paul Olsen, and Mike Mattison. Backed by other musicians, they have performed together since the mid-1990s, and the duo often open for The Derek Trucks Band, of which Mattison is also a member, performing as their lead vocalist since 2003.
The duo Scrapomatic was founded in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, by Paul Olsen and Mike Mattison, who were raised and schooled there. Both musicians were taught separately but came to embrace an Americana-flavored roots-based approach to music. Both had formal musical training and found common ground in jazz and funk rhythms. They gained recognition when the duo were nominated for Best R&B Group and Best Male Vocalist by the Minnesota Music Awards. After a move to Brooklyn, they have performed throughout New York City, and played Carnegie Hall.
Olsen is now primarily active as an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, producer and musical director. Mattison is involved in several projects that have sprung from his association with Derek Trucks, including his bands.
2003 was the year that the two men released their first self-titled album, Scrapomatic, receiving very good reviews. Scrapomatic often are the opening act for The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi.
- 2002 - Scrapomatic
- 2006 - Alligator Love Cry Alligator Records
- 2008 - Sidewalk Caesars Landslide Records