- October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
- CSPS Hall
- $16 advance | $19 door
A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen has built a following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the first ever Canadian to take home top honours in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year.
With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, Monica Rizzio has emerged as one of the finest talents in the East Coast music scene. After a decade with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic-pop band to which she added fiddle and vocals, she embarked on a solo career. On her upcoming full-length album, her songs combine autobiography and fiction, alternately deploying her trademark sense of humor or an honesty so striking that the pain in her voice is tangible. Over the years she’s worked with such artists as Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Red Molly, Mark Erelli, Brittany Haas and Laney Jones.