Matt Andersen Earns Major Honours @ Canada's Maple Blues Awards - Entertainer and Acoustic Artist of the Year!
This month, he will be the only Canadian artist on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, an eight-day floating tour of the Caribbean, which will also feature Taj Mahal, Joan Osborne and The Holmes Brothers. Tommy Castro, Denise LaSalle and Kenny Wayne Shepherd among many other artists.
He’s also been booked for the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England; he’ll perform twice at the five-day festival, appearing on the Bourbon Street Blues and Jazz Stage on June 23 and on the closing day, June 26. Glastonbury calls itself the largest open air music festival in the world; all the 140,000 tickets for the event were sold in a little over four hours the day they went on sales last October.
Meanwhile, he’s currently adding the finishing touches to a major new recording, produced at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY, and in Nashville by Canadian producer Colin Linden. Helm’s daughter, Amy, will be featured as will former keyboard player in The Band, Garth Hudson. Release is expected in late Spring.