Scrapomatic

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For Paul E. Olsen the paleontologist, see Paul E. Olsen.
Scrapomatic
Mike Mattison of the Derek Trucks Band.jpg
Vocalist Mattison December 29, 2006
Background information
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
Website www.scrapomatic.com/
Members Mike Mattison
Paul Olsen

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.[1]

Biography[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Career[edit]

2003 was the year that the two men released their first self-titled album, Scrapomatic, receiving good reviews. Scrapomatic often are the opening act for The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scrapomatic". Scrapomatic.com. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Scrapomatic's Biography". Last.fm. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 

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