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BORN (2008)



Imagine waking up to 15,000 new emails with 1,000 new ones coming in every hour. The emails are from people you don't know who want to congratulate you, share their most personal emotions about your music and meet you in person. Among these thousands of emails are other who want o sign you to their record label, manage your career, schedule interviews, and book your act. The first thing you might think is that you are still dreaming. "I remember smiling in disbelief" says Matthew Andrae, "Nobody gets that many emails except maybe Russell Crowe."

Apache singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae has been living, writing and performing for tourists in his native Santa Fe for over a decade. He sold over 50,000 CDs on his own, but his music remained a regional phenomenon.

"I posted a song I wrote ("Sweet Celine") for my daughter on YouTube. I had been hearing all about YouTube for a long time from my fans but never understood the global reach of the sight. I ought at $18 webcam and posted my most recent song, just to see what would happen."

What happened was an overnight leap from lounge singer to international recording artist. "Sweet Celine" garnered over half a million views in five days. Matthew's other videos have given him over 800,000 combined views. Matthew signed a recording contract and is now set to launch a new album on the world stage. "In the past six months, I have worked with some of my musical heroes and made the album of my dreams. I am extraordinarily fortunate."

Matthew's music combines the groove of Stevie Wonder with the emotional charge of Tracy Chapman. His songs are played on a Guitalele (a cross between a classical guitar and a tenor ukelele). Produced by Dominique Fillon and recorded by Helik Hadar in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Paris and Australia, Matthew's new album "Born" boasts an all-star line-up of great musicians and engineers with fourteen Grammy awards between them. Members include Steve Rodby from the Pat Metheny Group who supplies the bass foundation along with Stephane Huchard on drums and Mark Punch for the guitars. This fantastic acoustic pop album which reveals Matthew's incredible melodies and deep lyrics were mixed by Helik Hadar who's recent work includes no only Tracy Chapman, Walter Becker and Madeleine Peyroux, but also was responsible for recording the 2008 Album of the year Gramy award winning album from Herbie Hancock. The album will be masted by the legendary Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles.