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Andersen, Matt / Halfway Home By Morning
Album:Halfway Home By Morning Collection:Blues
Artist:Andersen, Matt Added:04/2019
Label:True North Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-04-02 Pull Date:2019-06-04 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:19 May12 May5 May28 Apr21 Apr14 Apr7 Apr
Airplays:1323312

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 18 May:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin'
4.Fri, 10 May:Be Sharp
Traditions
2.Sat, 11 May:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard
5.Wed, 08 May:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard
3.Sat, 11 May:byrd of paradise
blues with a feelin'
6.Sat, 04 May:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the bone yard

Album Review
Eric Gilbertson
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)