Friday, March 7, 2014

Album Review: Matt Andersen - Weightless

The first think anyone notices when listening to Matt Andersen is his deep, powerful, soulful blues voice. For those unfamiliar with Anderson, he's quite popular in his native Canada as in Europe where he received the the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo /Acoustic Act. He's making his U.S. debut as his latest album, Weightless, will become available to the U.S. market April 1 via True North Records. Fortunately I received a streaming copy which I've been listening to all week.  The title track rocks - plenty of harp, but check out his vocals in My Last Day - unbelievable. He can also play the blues guitar - check out The Fight or slowed down in Between The Lines. This Spring Andersen will be touring the U.S. in support of the album, with some dates opening for Jonny Lang and Los Lonely Boys. I plan on attending his May 15th solo show at IOTA Club. Pair with New Brunswick's Pump House Brewery. Cheers.

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