Diesel & Matt Andersen - LIVE RECORDING
Canadian Blues extraordinaire Matt Andersen (Canada) and famed Australian guitarist Diesel are joining forces for one explosive gig at Lizotte's Newcastle on Tuesday 22nd May.
The two met back in January at The Brass Monkey when Matt toured for the Woodford Folk Festival, and immediately hit it off. A songwriting session followed and so strong was the synergy between the two, they decided to take it to the next level and perform live together. The fruits of their labour will be witnessed at this very special show, with the set being recorded for a live album, to be released in Australia and Canada early next year.
Don't miss out on being part of blues folklore!
Tickets available from the venue http://bit.ly/dieselandersen
Special guest: Tim Chaisson (CAN)
Matt Andersen (Canada)
Matt took up guitar at 14, and before long was playing classic rock and Top 40 covers in pub bands while he studied studio engineering. Things changed dramatically, however, when he discovered the blues. “Through Eric Clapton I got into B.B. King, which led me to the Chicago electric stuff and eventually back to the Mississippi Delta guys,” says the 30-year-old singer. “What really hit me most about the blues was its total honesty.”
Matt has played with the likes of Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, America, Loverboy, April Wine, and has been labeled in the UK as “Canada’s greatest guitarist.” In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge, which led to festival dates in France, Italy, and the US.
Matt’s newest album, Coal Mining Blues, was produced by Colin Linden (who co-wrote and plays on several tunes) and recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. Featuring the Band keyboardist Garth Hudson and Olabelle singer Amy Helm, it’s a rich vein of new songs, many addressing the trying lives of working people.
Matt performs over 200 shows a year and in 2011 won the Maple Blues Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year and was nominated for four East Coast Music Association awards. At last week’s ECMA’s in Moncton, Canada, Matt’s sublime talent earned him multiple awards, for Solo Recording of the Year and Blues Recording of the Year for Coal Mining Blues.