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This Week in Short: January 18th 2011

January 18, 2011
  • Matt Andersen Cleans up at Maple Blues Awards – 2010 WIJBF performer Matt Andersen won two Maple Blues awards yesterday. Find out more here.
  • Arts and Culture Centre St. Johns Newsletter – Are you signed up to the Arts & Culture Centre St. John’s Newsletter? View this weeks issue here
  • Community Sector Council Volunteer Luncheon – The Volunteer Luncheon is being held on February 3rd at the Royal Canadian Legion. Find out more here
  • ECMA 2011 Music & Industry Awards – Nominations being announced Thursday, Jan 20, 10am at Studio 1, Confed Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown! Visit the ECMA site to keep up to date
  • Are you a Writer? – The Writers Union of Canada is running a professional development workshop on “Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape”. Find out more here
  • All the President’s Jazz 2010 – Each year jazz journalist John Anderson sends a compilation of the years jazz to President Obama. See his list here
  • City of St. John’s Grants to Artists deadline is January 31st. – Click here for details
  • Marsalis family named Jazz Masters – Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. and four of his accomplished musician sons – Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason – have received the highest jazz honour in the U.S. Click here for the full story

Fourteenth Annual Maple Blues Awards: Nominees

November 1, 2010

Entertainer Of The Year


Johnny Max Band

Matt Andersen

Monkey Junk

Shakura S’Aida

Electric Act Of The Year

David Gogo


Jack de Keyzer

Jimmy Bowskill Band

Monkey Junk

Matt Andersen During the 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival

Acoustic Act Of The Year

Braithwaite & Whiteley

Harrison Kennedy

Harry Manx

Little Miss Higgins

Matt Andersen

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Bob Walsh

Duane Blackburn (Blackburn)

Harrison Kennedy

Jim Byrnes

John Mays (Fathead)

2010 WIJBF Performer and Maple Blues Award Nominee Treassa Levassuer

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Dawn Tyler Watson

Erin McCallum

Robin Bank$

Shakura S’Aida

Treasa Levasseur

New Artist/Group Of The Year

Arsen Shomakhov

Chris Antonik

Erin McCallum

Hupman Brothers

Mike “Shrimp Daddy” Reid

BB King International Artist Of The Year

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Duke Robillard

Janiva Magness

JJ Grey & Mofro

Mavis Staples

Recording Of The Year

Brown Sugar (Ruf), Artist: Shakura S’Aida, Producer: Jim Gaines

I Need A Hat (Linus), Artist: Downchild, Producer: Don Walsh

Love, Lost and Found (Electro-Fi), Artist: Mel Brown, Producers: Mel Brown, Alec Fraser & Andrew Galloway

Midnight Memphis Sun (NorthernBlues), Artist: JW-Jones, Producer: JW-Jones

Things About Comin’ My Way-A Tribute To The Music Of The Mississippi Sheiks (Black Hen), Artists: Various Artists, Producer: Steve Dawson

Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Alec Fraser

Chris Whiteley

Danny Brooks

Ellen McIlwaine

Joe Murphy

Ken Whiteley

Michael Fonfara

Paul James

Rita Chiarelli

Stephen Barry

Terry Wilkins

Tom Lavin

Guitar Player Of The Year

Garrett Mason

Jack de Keyzer

Steve Dawson

Teddy Leonard (Fathead)

Tony D (Monkey Junk)

Harmonica Player Of The Year

David Rotundo

Guy Bélanger (Bob Walsh)

Paul Reddick

Roly Platt (Buttery & Platt)

Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk)

Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year

Graham Guest

Julian Fauth

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Lance Anderson (Shakura S’Aida)

Michael Fonfara (Downchild)

Horn Player Of The Year

Al Lerman (Fathead)

Chris Murphy (Maple Blues Revue)

Chris Whiteley

Johnny Johnson (Johnny Max Band)

Pat Carey (Downchild)

Drummer Of The Year

Bucky Berger (Fathead)

Chris Nordquist (Jim Byrnes)

Geoff Arsenault (Easley Stevenson Arsenault)

Matt Sobb (Monkey Junk)

Vince Maccarone (Johnny Max Band)

Bassist Of The Year

Alan Duffy (Jack de Keyzer)

Alec Fraser (Fraser Daley)

Brandi Disterheft (Women’s Blues Revue Band)

Gary Kendall (Downchild)

Keith Picot (Twisters)

Songwriter Of The Year

Harry Manx

Jolene “Little Miss” Higgins

Paul Reddick & Colin Linden

Sue Foley & Peter Karp

Treasa Levasseur


2010 WIJBF Festival Performer Matt Andersen in Europe & Nominated for Music New Brunswick Award

October 7, 2010

2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival Performer Matt Andersen is currently in the middle of a European tour. Check out the video below to see some of his performance from the Loft in Kinloss Scotland.

Matt has also been nominated for a Music New Brunswick award. You can vote for him at . Why not give him a vote and support this wonderful musician.


Alex Cuba & Matt Andersen Shows Sold out Online but Tickets Still Avaliable on the Door.

July 15, 2010

The online allocation for tickets for for the shows by Alex Cuba on Thursday July 15 and Matt Andersen on Friday July 16 has sold out. There will still be an allocation on the door but turning up early is advised. The box office will open approximately one hour before the show (Dogberries  take the Stage at 8:30pm). Pass holders are also advised to turn up early as there is also an allocation in that regard.

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2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Matt Andersen

May 27, 2010

Friday July 16th @ Majaestic Theatre 10:00-12:00am

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New Brunswick, Canada’s Matt Andersen has a larger than life showmanship that has been earning him a fervent and steadfast audience wherever he graces the stage. Matt’s sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid with his sorrowing and soulful voice and astonishing guitar-playing has sparked a phenomenal buzz on Canada’s East Coast and that grass roots word of mouth cannot be contained any longer!

In the past few years, Matt has released an introductory EP along with two critically-acclaimed live fans’ favorites, the full length studio release “Second time around”, “Something In-between” which garnered two East Coast Music awards for Matt (Male Solo Artist of the Year and Blues Recording of the Year), “Piggyback” with harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens and “Live at the Phoenix Theatre”. Along with a very busy touring schedule as a headliner at major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America and the UK, Matt has also shared the stage and toured with David “Honeyboy” Edwards, America, Randy Bachman, the late Bo Diddley, Little Feat and a host of others.

Matt has just finished his fourth successful UK Tour along with airplay on the BBC and in various prominent blues and roots publications. Matt’s hectic touring schedule includes over 200 live dates a year that encompass North America and the rest of the world. In Dec. 2009, Matt performed on the CBC Vinyl Cafe tour that is hosted by Stuart Mclean and included major centers between Ottawa and Victoria to capacity crowds. The Vinyl Cafe is a radio variety show on CBC radio, BBC radio 7 and U.S. public radio stations.

On Jan 24, 2010 Matt won the 26th edition of the 2010 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll and home of the blues, Memphis, TN. Matt was sponsored for this event by the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, NB in the solo/duo category. Blues musicians from all over the world including 39 states, 12 countries and 5 continents were chosen by their respected Blues societies to compete in venues on the world-famous Beale Street. As the big winner, Matt opens the door to the U.S. market and the larger world stage! Some of the prizes Matt won include: cash, 1st place International Blues plaque, large profile American festival gigs, festivals in France, Italy and a slot on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises. Matt is the 1st Canadian ever to Win the IBC in it’s 26 years of inception. For more information on the IBC go to

*Taken in part from the Matt Anderson Website

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Blues Guitarist Matt Andersen to Play at the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival

May 11, 2010

WJB is proud to announce that Atlantic Canada’s own Matt Andersen will be performing at the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.

New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen is big in every sense of the word. Aside from his stature, he has a big voice, a big talent as a guitar player, a big fan base, but nothing compares to his BIG stage presence. Since the start of his music career in 2002, performing primarily covers with the New Brunswick band, FLAT TOP, Matt Andersen has moved on to writing his own material which has set his solo career soaring. With a growing number of accomplishments under his belt, Matt’s biggest success is his most recent; on January 24, 2010 he became the first Canadian to win the 26th edition of the 2010 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in the solo/duo category.

Matt’s music style is his own unique blend of roots, blues, and rock which has listeners wanting more everywhere he travels. With his constant increasing fan base, Matt can’t keep himself rooted long at all with a hectic touring schedule with over 200 live dates spanning across the globe, so be sure to check him out at this year’s Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues festival.

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