Mingling with Matt
Photo courtesy Laura Norton
Matt Anderson treated Homer concert-goers to a night of blues on Sunday at the Mariner Theatre, and then got out of bed early enough on Monday morning to come to the Flex High School. There, he sang songs and discussed music with students.
The multi-award winning Canadian musician was born into a musical household who got him interested playing early on. By junior high, he was in the school band, first on tuba and later on trumpet. He took up guitar at 14, and before long, was playing classic rock and Top 40 covers in pub bands while he studied studio engineering.
“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,” said the 30-year-old singer. “What really hit me most about the blues was its total honesty.”
Matt began to build his name on the Canadian circuit, and The Times called him “Canada’s greatest guitarist.”
Anderson was brought to Homer by Homer Council on the Arts.
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Posted by Newsroom
on Jan 16th, 2013 and filed under Arts
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