Matt Andersen: Honest Man

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Submitted by Iain Patience

Matt Andersen comes from Canada. He plays blues and soul music with class and confidence. His guitar-work is solid, soulful and tasty. Honest Man is an excellent album with bags of style and pizzaz, featuring ten self-written tracks that showcase the guy's artistry and emotion to full extent. What more is needed?

Andersen's voice is deeply steeped in southern soul and gospel tradition while his lyrics reflect his thoughts on personal relationships, be they good, bad or badder; love, life on the road and political/cultural processes across North America in general. The result is an unusually honest release that sparkles with common-sense, complexity and erudition at almost every turn.

Honest Man is an album that is not only simply very good. It's very good, indeed. A release that should, deservedly on this basis, elevate this guy's profile and provide delight to the rest of us.