Saturday, November 17th, 8 p.m.
$20 in advance
$22 at the door
“Featuring the lead vocalist of the Derek Trucks Band, Mike Mattison”
Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen are Scrapomatic, also known to their diehard fans as “The Great American Music Machine.” The duo pour their influences in the top and out come perfectly calibrated Americana gems. Scrapomatic have recorded three critically acclaimed blues-roots albums since 2002, “Scrapomatic,” “Alligator Love Cry” and 2008’s “Sidewalk Caesars,” which they are currently supporting on a nationwide tour. Their mission: Make music rooted to the blues canon, but dodge becoming a museum piece by taking up the flag of the modern blues innovators — Taj Mahal, Nina Simone, Dr. John; artists who used their deep-seeded knowledge of the genre to push it into the future. Needless to say, the Great American Music Machine is not afraid of its influences.
Aside from his Scrapomatic duties, Paul Olsen remains active in New York City as a bandleader and an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, for “Transition” from the duo’s first album. Mike Mattison joined The Derek Trucks Band in 2002 as its lead singer, and performs over one hundred dates annually with the renowned guitar virtuoso. SONGLINES, his first studio album with the group, was released on Columbia Records in February 2006 and garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today among others. Mattison is also featured on the recent DVD release by the Derek Trucks Band, SONGLINES LIVE.
Tickets at Crimson Moon
24 North Park Street