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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.
- 2002 - Scrapomatic
- 2006 - Alligator Love Cry (Alligator Records)
- 2008 - Sidewalk Caesars (Landslide Records)
- 2012 - I'm A Stranger And I Love The Night (Landslide Records)