Matt Andersen tones down the flashy fretwork on Weightless

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By Steve Newton

Neil Young has been in the news a lot lately for his opposition to the Alberta tarsands, but not everyone is in a mood to bash the controversial moneymaker. On his new album, Weightless, Matt Andersen has a song cowritten with Dave Gunning called “Alberta Gold” that—in its lyrics about Maritimers heading west for work in the oil patch—favours a less confrontational tack.

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