#604 Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison
Americana/Blues/Rock:The earthy duo Scrapomatic featuring Mike Mattison on vocals with Paul Olsen on guitar perform during the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Long before he joined the Derek Trucks Band as lead singer in 2002, Mike Mattison launched his career as the lead singer for Scrapomatic, a two-man, roots music-inspired group rounded out by award-wining guitarist, songwriter and singer Paul Olsen. Scrapomatic plays some of the grittiest, most low-down blues imaginable. This is the blues as a living music, conjured equally from the mean streets of New York, the deltas and bayous of Louisiana, and the infinitely fertile imagination of Mike Mattison.
On their most recent album, Sidewalk Caesars, Scrapomatic’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s Alligator Love Cry, this talented duo perfects a lean, mean sound born of the blues, nurtured by American roots music and given shape by Mattison’s soulful growl and Olsen’s propulsive guitar. Both raw and polished, the band’s third album has a giddy, bipolar feel, swinging wildly between high-energy stompers to laconic meditations.
Whether their delivery is rough or smooth, Scrapomatic’s unbridled passion for music is positively contagious and guaranteed to have you tapping your toe and singing along in no time.
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