Matt Andersen & the Big Bottle of Joy
Approximate running time: 2 hours
12 King Square South
Saint John NB E2L 5B8
Friday, April 28, 2023 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Advance: $55.00 | Door: $60.00
Description: When Matt Andersen steps on stage, he brings a lifetime of music to every note he plays. His latest album, The Big Bottle of Joy, is all about hard-won celebration; a dozen songs infused with raw blues-rock, rollicking Americana, thoughtful folk, and ecstatic gospel. Andersen’s stage presence, buoyed by his spectacular live band (also called The Big Bottle of Joy), is informed by decades of cutting his teeth in dusty clubs, dim-lit bars, and grand theatres all over the world, delivering soulful performances that run the gamut from intimate to wall-shaking. In the studio, he’s always brought the same attention to detail and commitment to craft as he has to his live show, and the result—a multi-faceted and poignant body of work—has led him to amass over 22 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 honours 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 a complete, world-class, best-in-show band, featuring the combined vocal power of the Smiths: Reeny, Haliey, and Micah, drummer Geoff Arsenault, bassist Mike Farrington Jr., Kim Dunn on piano, guitarist Cory Tetford, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kirby. Together, Matt Andersen & the Big Bottles of Joy are hitting the road to keep the celebrate the new album all year long. Come out and add your voice to the chorus.