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Posted: October 30, 2019

Renowned blues artist Matt Andersen coming to town

A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, bluesman Matt Andersen will be performing at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre on February 10 (2020).

Andersen has built a formidable following over the years the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube.

In addition to headlining major festivals and theatres, throughout North America, Europe and Australia, Andersen has shared the stage and toured with the likes of Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and many more.

Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016, European Blues Award for best Solo/Acoustic act, and three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the very first Canadian to take home top honours in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of his album Weightless in 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold Award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year in Canada.

Andersen’s latest release, Halfway Home by Morning, was recorded live in Nashville, Tennessee. This album celebrated his tenth album and collects all the essential elements for a down home ramble, and shoots them through with enough electrifying energy to drive the rock ’n’ roll and blues faithful to shimmy and shake.

Over its 13 tracks, he explores every facet of sound-sweat-soaked soul, incendiary rhythm and blues, heartbroken folk, and gritty Americana-and binds them together with palpable heart. The native New Brunswicker has proven time and time again on stages everywhere from clubs to theatres, that he is the genuine article.

Matt Andersen will be live in concert at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1 at the Key City Theatre box office or online.

Photo submitted by Kootenay Concert Connection 

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