Matt Andersen teams up with The Mellotones in support of his latest forthcoming album, Halfway Home By Morning.
Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman, Matt Andersen, announced an international tour today, in support his upcoming album release, Halfway Home by Morning (available March 22 via True North Records). He will perform with the Mellotones and special guest Bobby Bazini at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
The 13-song album, recorded in Nashville, TN, deftly captures the New Brunswick-native’s long-signature and internationally celebrated sound: sweat-soaked soul meets incendiary rhythm and blues, with full doses of heartsick folk and Americana grit mixed in for good measure.
Halfway Home by Morning will include a slew of pre-released singles, including Free Man and Quarter On The Ground, which have garnered 120,000+ streams on Spotify alone and numerous radio adds for Free Man. The most recent singles, Something To Lose, featuring Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Amy Helm, and Better Than You Want, were released Friday, February 15.
“When it came time to select songs for the new album I knew I wanted this song and that I wanted to sing it with Amy,” Andersen says of Something To Lose. “Amy and I have been trying for a long time for the opportunity to write together. We ended being on a tour together and found ourselves with a day off and sat down to tackle a tune. It ended up being the last song we recorded for the album and it was definitely one of the highlights of my time in the studio. I’ll sing with Amy any time I can. She’s the real thing and always brings her own genuine and infectious joy into the room and into any song.”
June 19 | Moncton, NB | Casino NB
June 20 | Summerside, PEI | Harbourfront Theatre
June 21 | Saint John, NB | Imperial Theatre
June 22 | Halifax, NS | Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
June 23 | Halifax, NS | Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
September 11 | Fredericton, NB | Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival