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Matt Andersen provides healthy dose of Maritime blues

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 Matt Andersen gets into a song. Photo by Richard AmeryA sold out Geomatic Attic got a first rate taste of Maritime blues courtesy of Matt Andersen, Oct. 11.

It was just Anderson and his acoustic guitar, but that was all he needed. The young Cape Breton bluesman shook his head of curly hair while playing scorching solos and singing soulful blues like a mix between Blues Traveller’s John popper and Storyville’s Malford Milligan with just a touch of the Commitments.

He started with a sizzling, barn burning instrumental, then slowed things down with some slinky slide. In between smoking solos and songs Andersen told stories about Cape Breton and  recording his latest Cd in Levon Helm’s Woodstock studio.

 Much of the new CD and set had the theme of home as he talked about  moving to  Sidney, Cape Breton to be with his girlfriend and noted  it is great to have somebody waiting for him when he gets off the road.

Then he joked he never says the right thing in a relationship, and played a song he wrote a song  about  the one time he did.
 He showed his sense of humour by adding a few bars of the Pink Panther theme to one of his solos.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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