Andersen, Matt / Halfway Home By Morning
Album: Halfway Home By Morning   Collection:Blues
Artist:Andersen, Matt   Added:Apr 2019
Label:True North Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-02 Pull Date: 2019-06-04 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Jun 9 Jun 2 May 26 May 19 May 12 May 5 Apr 28 Apr 21
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 3 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 20, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
Long Rider
4. Jun 11, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Over Me
2. Dec 17, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
Over Me
5. Apr 11, 2022: Hanging in the bone yard (rebroadcast from Jun 5, 2021)
Over Me
3. Aug 04, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
Long Rider
6. Nov 08, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
Long Rider

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-04-02
Halfway Home By Morning - Matt Andersen reviewed by Mr. Bones

In his 10th release, Canadian Matt Anderson provides a stellar sound that should interest anyone who at all digs blues, gospel, soul and swamp pop. It is discoveries like this that keep this DJ going back to the review shelf for more. His oh so powerful pipes (think Nathaniel Rateliff) are deftly complemented by a red hot outfit that gives the Swampers a run for their money. Throw in Nashville's soulful divas, the McCrary sisters, on backing vocals and you've got a release that will warm even denizens of his native New Brunswick. Do your listeners a big favor and give him a spin. There's not a sleeper on this disk.

RIFYL: California Honeydrops, Joe Cocker, Allman Brothers

*1 What Would Your Mama Say - mid-tempo swamp pop (4:40)
*2 Free Man - uptempo funk with great organ & sax work (3:06)
**3 Something to Lose - sublime mid-tempo love song with Amy Helm doing a
beautiful chorus (4:48)
4 The Bed I Made - uptempo toe tapper with funky guitar break (3:38)
**5 Give Me Some Light - downtempo swamp blues featuring his 100 octane
vocals (4:32)
*6 Better Than You Want - uptempo soul/funk with killer break (4:48)
7 Gasoline - uptempo rocker about opening up one's mind to save planet
Earth (2:34)
***8 Over Me - uptempo tempo gospel rocker with the McCrary sisters doing a
bang up chorus (4:30)
9 Help Yourself - uptempo with nice guitar/sax break (3:54)
**10 Long Rider - joyous uptempo gospel rocker about being away too long (3:57)
11 Take Me Back - mid-tempo, about a wayward son who wants to return horn
with a great trumpet break (4:13)
**12 Been My Last - mid-tempo, drop dead beautiful love song with great slide
guitar (3:44)
*13 Quarter on the Ground - downtempo acoustic blues with with great backing
vocals by the McCary Sisters (3:36)

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1. What Would Your Mama Say   7. Gasoline
2. Free Man   8. Over Me
3. Something To Lose [Feat. Amy Helm]   9. Help Yours Elf
4. The Bed I Made   10. Long Rider
5. Give Me Some Light   11. Take Me Back
6. Better Than You Want   12. Been My Last
  13. Quarter On The Ground (A Song For Uncle Joe)