Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Matt Andersen grew up in Perth-Andover, Nova
Scotia, Canada, and still lives there today. The family-oriented, blue-collar
community continues to influence the singer-songwriter's lyrical and musical
choices. He is known for his narrative driven lyrics and skilled, blues guitar
work. He released his debut album, Second
Time Around, in 2007. As he toured, Andersen became known for his intimate
and high-energy, captivating audiences, which brought him a lot of support.
Since, he has released five studio albums and one live album. Coal Mining Blues extended Andersen's
fame internationally. In 2012 he played over 200 shows to support the album,
proving that he is hard working performer. Three years later, he released Weightless in February of 2014, an album
rooted in his coal mining community, like his 2011 release, but expanding to
the world he experienced while touring. The title track, "Weightless", is a
grooving blues tune with clear ties to gospel music. "Alberta Gold" is another
great track, telling a story from Canada's plains. Andersen's intimate and
powerful voice draws you in on "Let's Go To Bed." The album closes with "What
Will You Leave," featuring electric and acoustic guitar, along with jazzy
trumpets. The track urges listeners to be mindful of their actions, a testament
to Andersen's faith in community.
- Richard Martin
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