A rich blues and soul voice from the Canadian maritimes
New Brunswick might not be the first place you would think to look for the blues, but forget your presumptions! Matt Andersen won the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and his soulful voice is matched in intensity by his brittle, captivating acoustic guitar style. Matt does what we guarantee is the greatest version of "Ain't No Sunshine" since the days of Bill Withers. He's opened for Little Feat, Bo Diddley, Randy Bachman, and David "Honeyboy" Edwards in between about 250 annual headliner dates of his own all over Canada, the U.S., and the UK. Matt's unique blues sound incorporates elements of rock and other roots traditions, and pickers of any instrument are sure to learn a thing or two on the way to a great time. Tonight, for the first time at The Ark, Matt plays a solo show. Canadian songwriter Terra Lightfoot (no relation to Gordon, but has appeared with him) opens.