CHARLOTTETOWN – Within the live show reviews of Matt Andersen’s winter tour, one critic described him as “a force of nature.”
It’s this magnetism (even with a simple guitar and voice) that has compelled an industry to book the Perth-Andover, N.B., guitarist and songwriter on over 150 stages around the world since January 2014.
All this in support of his new album “Weightless,” filled with Andersen’s powerful voice, dexterous guitar playing, which showcases songs written with Joel Plaskett, David Myles and more.
Andersen will be bringing his music to P.E.I. with a show scheduled for Aug. 16 at Confederation Landing Park.
Already the winner of a 2013 European Blues Award, named the Best Solo performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge and with a mantle filled with Maple Blues awards, this March, Andersen hit another impressive milestone, selling out Canada’s storied Massey Hall (and performing this show solo).
As he completed his solo tour in the U.S. and Ontario this month, he embarked on a summer tour, this time, with a nine-piece band in tow. The tour included most of Canada’s major summer festivals, like the Montreal Jazz Festival and Festival D'Été in Quebec city, and coming up, Calgary Folk Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, Guelph’s Hillside Festival, Burnaby’s Blues and Roots Festival and Saturday’s show at Charlottetown’s Confederation Park Landing.