Today, acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Andersen releases his latest album, The Big Bottle of Joy, on Sonic Records, with the exhilarating, roaring single “Let It Slide.” Watch Andersen and the band’s mesmerizing performance of “Let It Slide” HERE and listen to the song and album via DSPs HERE.
The Big Bottle of Joy is just that – a triumph, sharing joy and jubilation to all who listen. On the album, Andersen offers 12 thrilling tracks that reverberate with blues, rock, Americana and gospel notes. It all comes together with the power of his eight piece band The Big Bottle of Joy. Musicians Geoff Arsenault (drums), Mike Farrington Jr. (bass), Kim Dunn (piano), Cory Tetford (guitar) and Chris Kirby (organ, piano) add to Andersen’s vocal prowess, while the poignant harmonies of Reeny, Haliey and Micah Smith elevate each song to even higher heights.
Press and radio are showing their support for Andersen and The Big Bottle of Joy. No Depression raved, “This is music that spurs elation, songs that reinforce the love of listening and living.” Glide claimed, “Andersen has delivered as uplifting an album as you’ll likely hear this year or any year….” In addition, “Let It Slide” is currently #1 on the Top 50 Soul Blues Song Chart and the album is #2 on the Top 50 Soul Blues Album Chart.
Matt Andersen has earned every fan through years of touring across the globe, from small dimly lit clubs to majestic theaters and major festivals, delivering soulful performances that run the gamut from intimate to wall-shaking. He has amassed over 23 million streams on Spotify and 26 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 Marcus King, Beth Hart, Marty Stuart, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Awards for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, was the first ever Canadian to take home top honors in the solo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, won the CIMA Road Gold award in 2015, and has won multiple Maple Blues Awards. The Big Bottle of Joy is Andersen’s 10th studio album and follows 2022’s acclaimed House to House.
After a March/April Canadian tour with numerous sold out shows, Matt Andersen heads back to the US for select dates in May and June. Tour dates are below.
MATT ANDERSEN TOUR DATES with Tab Benoit
May 20 – Lake Charles, LA – Crying Eagle Brewing Company
May 25 – Shreveport, LA – Shreve Station
May 26 – Tomball, TX – Maine Street Crossing
May 27 – Tomball, TX – Maine Street Crossing
June 3 – Greeley, CO – Greeley Blues Jam
June 9 – Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
June 10 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall