Growing up in New Brunswick, Canada, Matt Andersen honed his guitar playing skills and developed a strong touring ethic which has seen him attracting praise from his peers. This is Matt’s ninth release and his vocal delivery is smooth and earnest with a rich tone and soulful quality.
Songs like I Lost My Way and Let’s Go to Bed highlight his skills in communicating an honest and heart-felt lyric, while The Fight deals with corporate greed and the toll paid by local communities in bending to the power of money. Drift Away encourages everyone to just carry on and let the daily fears and worries of life fall away. Paul Rigby plays some lovely pedal steel guitar on Between the Lines and the keyboard work of Ross Billard is excellent, especially when augmenting the horn section.
The twelve tracks deliver an impressive sound with Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Tragically Hip) at the controls. With great playing and a passionate feel to the project, this is blues/folk music that engages and delivers. Recommended.