On February 4th, New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen released his 8th studio album, Weightless, via True North Records. The album was received with great praise and will see a CD release onApril 1st and double LP release on Record Store Day (April 19th) in North America.
In celebration of the new release, Andersen has announced a full US tour that kicks off with two dates at BB Kings in New York supporting Jonny Lang.
In advance of its release, American Songwriter offered an exclusive stream of the album which you can listen to HERE. Nina Small of American Songwriter said Matt Andersen “showcases his talent for blending unique blues and roots influenced guitar playing with high quality songwriting.”
Alysha Rendflesh of Blues Rock Review called Weightless a “tremendous album” and said that Andersen “brings emotion to the song that many singers wish they could bring to the table.”
Writing in Exclaim!, Joshua Kloke said Weightless “finds the New Brunswick-bred Andersen taking big steps to broaden his appeal and solidify his status as one of the country’s most engaging songwriters.”
The 12 tracks that comprise Weightless showcase Andersen’s unparalleled dexterity on the guitar along with some of his best songwriting to date. The album was produced by Grammy-winning producer and musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick), who enlisted Neko Case’s right hand man and guitarist Paul Rigby to compliment Andersen.