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Saturday, July 5 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Matt Andersen and The Mellotones

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Matt Andersen and The Mellotones

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Matt Andersen took up guitar at age 14, and before long was playing classic rock and Top 40 covers in pub bands. Things changed dramatically, however, when he discovered the blues.  “Through Eric Clapton I got into B.B. King, which led me to the Chicago electric stuff and eventually back to the Mississippi Delta guys,” says the 30-something singer. Matt began to build his name on the Canadian Blues circuit, with his imposing voice and slashing slide guitar making a monolithic impression on audiences. Matt’s following grew when he began appearing with Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, and others.

By 2009 Matt had completed his fourth tour of the UK, where The London Times called him “Canada’s greatest guitarist.” In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge, which led to festival dates in Europe and the US, where he toured with Old Crow Medicine Show. Matt performs over 200 shows a year and, in 2011, won two Maple Blues Awards: one for Entertainer of the Year and one for Acoustic Act of the Year.

For his 2014 RBC Bluesfest performance, Matt will be performing with his band, The Mellotones 
 


Saturday July 5, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Claridge Homes Stage

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