10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his eighth album, Matt Andersen pulls out every trick in his book, tapping his foot through mellow, organ-tinged soul (“The Gift”), sunny, countrified folk rock (“Let’s Get Back”), and retro-‘50s sock-hop slow dances (“Last Surrender”). Honest Man’s incredibly lush instrumentation shines bright, but it’s all in service to Andersen’s otherworldly pipes, which will have you selling your soul to rock ‘n’ roll during the BTO-channeling blues jam “Who Are You Listening To?”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his eighth album, Matt Andersen pulls out every trick in his book, tapping his foot through mellow, organ-tinged soul (“The Gift”), sunny, countrified folk rock (“Let’s Get Back”), and retro-‘50s sock-hop slow dances (“Last Surrender”). Honest Man’s incredibly lush instrumentation shines bright, but it’s all in service to Andersen’s otherworldly pipes, which will have you selling your soul to rock ‘n’ roll during the BTO-channeling blues jam “Who Are You Listening To?”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
jaxfang ,

Amazing album

Amazing album for relaxing while also for dancing. Great soul, great message, great artist! Really am loving Matt Andersen!

Lil' Stig ,

What a voice.

Great guitar picking and an even better voice. Bravo!

cbayer5585 ,

Fantastic!

This album is just fantastic! It's very original with a nice little mainstream-esque flare to it. Matt Andersen brings such a powerful and engaging voice to this record. I can't get enough!

About Matt Andersen

Award-winning Canadian blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Matt Andersen is known as one of Canada's hardest-working musicians, averaging around 200 live performances per year. Specializing in an earthy blend of blue-collar folk, electric blues, and roots rock, the New Brunswick native began his musical career in 2002 with the group Flat Top. He issued his solo debut, Second Time Around, in 2007, followed in 2008 by Something in Between and in 2009 by Piggyback, the latter of which was a collaboration with acclaimed harmonica player Mike Stevens. That same year he issued his first concert album, Live from the Phoenix Theatre, and later his first collection of holiday music, Christmas Time. A pair of studio albums, Push Record (with Mike Stevens) and Coal Miner Blues, followed in 2011. The Steve Berlin-produced Weightless, his debut long-player for the True North label, arrived in 2014, earning Andersen a Juno nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For his follow-up, he traveled to New York, working with producer Commissioner Gordon (Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone) to record 2016's Honest Man. The concert album Live at Olympic Hall appeared in 2018, and featured Andersen backed by his band the Mellotones at the historic Halifax, Nova Scotia venue. ~ James Christopher Monger

HOMETOWN
Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Can
GENRE
Blues

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