Matt Andersen

Biography

Matt Andersen hardly needs an introduction for Folk Harbour fans; after all, he has provided many of us our Festival highlight moments. Appearing in 2005 as a new name for many, Matt blew the roof off the Main Stage tent. In a subsequent appearance, he sang alongside his mother at a highly memorable Sunday Morning Gospel Concert. Matt is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. He has amassed a huge fan base through his worldwide touring, and his performances leave his audiences astonished. Matt’s 10th recording, Halfway Home by Morning (2019), was recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee. Matt’s enormous talents have been recognized by those in the music industry and average fans alike; Matt was the first-ever Canadian to take top honours in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (2010), he has won six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year, and his YouTube videos have been seen over 18 million times. Need we say more? Matt is back!

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Matt Andersen