The Whitefish Theatre Company is thrilled to present Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Matt Andersen with his giant soul-filled voice and powerful blues performance. Back by popular demand, Matt Andersen will play one night only on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.
With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and Best Solo Performer Award at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a commanding stage presence and a “big, comforting voice”, Matt has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. Growing up in a logging family of rural New Brunswick, known for its hard times and hard work, Andersen is known for his workingman’s blues with hues of folk, rock, country and gospel. Acoustic Music recently gave Andersen’s most recent album “Honest Man” rave reviews stating, “Every now and again you hear an artist that just pulls you up short, stops you dead in your tracks. Matt Andersen’s voice did that to me the first time I heard it.” The Toronto Blues Society has raved that “Matt’s sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid with his soulful voice and astonishing guitar-playing has sparked a phenomenal buzz.”
In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres around the globe, Matt has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Additional accolades continue to pile up including a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold Award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year. Matt’s January 2013 performance at the O’Shaughnessy Center was nearly sold out, prompting the Whitefish Theatre Company to book a repeat show.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students with reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 862-5371. Box office hours are from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org.
This show is sponsored by Steve Lull and Meg Wolfe. A free outreach concert at the Montana Veterans Home on Sept. 28 is sponsored by Bet and Doug Wise.