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Hillside Inside Presents Matt Andersen with special guest Terra Lightfoot

Date & Time
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Ticket Prices
$49.00 A Seating
$39.00 B Seating
10% off for groups of 10 or more
(use promo code GROUP10)
Access 2 and CNIB cards accepted.
Main Stage
35 Woolwich Street
Guelph ON
N1H 3V1

Hillside Inside Presents Matt Andersen with special guest Terra Lightfoot

Presented by Hillside Festival

This performance was rescheduled from February 2, 2024.

Matt Andersen
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 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 28 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, Serena Ryder, Tab Benoit, 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.

Terra Lightfoot
Drop the needle on Healing Power, the bright, bold new album from acclaimed Canadian recording artist Terra Lightfoot, and you won’t be surprised to learn that it was inspired at high altitude. The album’s cover photo sets the scene — a striking European larch at the edge of the timberline, high above a grassy plateau, Limestone Alps rising in the distance like a dream just out of reach. Alone in Austria, ahead of a string of solo European dates, and a third of the way into a sprawling world tour, Lightfoot found herself on a mountain-top beneath that tree, singing and playing guitar, touching grass and drilling into the depths of her emotions.

She was surrounded by flowers yellow and blue, and though Lightfoot herself has been given her share of flowers — a pair of JUNO nominations, a long-list Polaris nod, lead single “Paradise” soundtracking the CBC’s first 2018 Winter Olympics wrap — the strain of nearly three years of steady roadwork was eroding the ground under her feet. The tree ultimately became emblematic of the next chapter of Lightfoot’s artistic journey as well as the unassuming cover star of her sixth album.

Price Legend
$49.00: Orchestra Rows AA-P & R-T, Balcony Rows A-C, and all Boxes.
$39.00: Orchestra Rows Q & U-W and Balcony Rows D-F.

Everyone must have a ticket, including children. Infants will not be admitted during this event.
No refunds for this event.
Access 2 Entertainment and CNIB cards are honoured for this event. See our accessibility webpage for more information.

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