New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen is larger than life – and so is his talent and his showmanship. Now based in Halifax, Andersen’s a 400-lb. giant who’s building an international following for his high energy performances of a sprawling hybrid of blues, roots and rock and roll.
Now, having won the acoustic solo/duo award at the Blues Foundation’s annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January, he’s setting off on yet another tour. This time he’s playing more than 25 theatre concerts in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan; additional dates may be added to the tour. Andersen will be sharing the stage with Wil, a highly praised Calgary guitarist, singer and songwriter. Their two Toronto concerts will be at the Glenn Gould Studio.
When: Saturday Feb. 27 & Monday March 8 @ 8.00 p.m.
What: A powerful show with two powerful guitarist/singers
Where: Glenn Gould Theatre, 250 Front St. W, Toronto
How much: $29.50 Tickets: (416) 872-4255
With his soulful voice and virtuoso guitar playing, Matt Andersen has sparked a remarkable career that’s built on a tour schedule of between 200 and 250 shows each year. Having opened concerts on tour with Randy Bachman, the late Bo Diddley, Delta blues icon David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Little Feat and many more, he’s now a headliner himself. Andersen has played throughout the UK on four occasions, toured with CBC Radio’s Stuart McLean (and sold 5,000 CDs on the way) and is certainly one of Canada’s hardest working solo musicians.
In the past three years, Andersen has released an introductory EP along with two critically-acclaimed live releases and the full length release Second Time Around, followed by a studio album, Something in Between. His most recent release, Piggyback, is a series of duo performances with international harmonica star Mike Stevens. His total record sales in this country now exceed 30,000 units.
Thu Feb 25, 2010: Centrepointe Theatre (Ottawa, ON)
Fri Feb 26, 2010: Empire Theatre (Belleville, ON)
Sat Feb 27, 2010: Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto, ON)
Sun Feb 28, 2010: Studio Theatre (Perth, ON)
Mon Mar 1, 2010: Grand Theatre Kingston (Kingston, ON)
Thu Mar 4, 2010: Orillia Opera House (Orillia, ON)
Fri Mar 5, 2010: Showplace Peterborough (Peterborough, ON)
Sun Mar 7, 2010: Centennial Hall (London, ON)
Mon Mar 8, 2010: Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto, ON)
Wed Mar 10, 2010: Studio Theatre (Hamilton, ON)
Thu Mar 11, 2010: Sean O’Sulllivan Theatre (St. Catherines, ON)
Fri Mar 12, 2010: Gibson Cultural Centre (Alliston, On)
Sat Mar 13, 2010: Meaford Hall (Meaford, ON)
Thu Apr 1, 2010: Alex Gooldin Hall (Victoria, BC)
Sat Apr 3, 2010: The Waverly Hotel (Cumberland, BC)
Thu Apr 8, 2010: Cowichan Theatre (Duncan, BC)
Fri Apr 9, 2010: Max Cameron Theatre (Powell River, BC)
Sat Apr 10, 2010: The Tidemark Theatre (Campbell River, BC)
Mon Apr 12, 2010: Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge (Chilliwack, BC)
Tue Apr 13, 2010: Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge (Chilliwack, BC)
Wed Apr 14, 2010: My Millenium Place (Whistler, BC)
Sat Apr 17, 2010: Maple Ridge Theatre (Maple Ridge, BC)
Sat. Apr 24, 2010: Art Gallery of Swift Current (Swift Current, SK)
Sun. Apr 25, 2010: Regina Cultural Exchange (Regina, SK)
Mon. Apr 26, 2010: Big Beaver Community Hall (Big Beaver, SK)
Tue. Apr 27, 2010: T.C. Douglas Theatre (Weyburn, SK)