Matt Minglewood is an East Coast Blues Icon. A resident of Glace Bay Nova Scotia, Minglewood first gained attention as part of the Sam Moon, Matt Minglewood And The Universal Power, R&B/Blues ensemble before forming his own Matt Minglewood Band in 1974. With 11 studio albums to his name, released on RCA, Columbia and Savannah Records and major hits such as his cover of The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See”, “Me And The Boys”, “Livin Outside Of The Law” and “Someday I’m Gonna Ride In A Cadillac”, Minglewood’s brand of blues, rock and folk is a guaranteed crowd-puller across the country. Winner of Maple Music and East Coast Music Awards, Minglewood successfully reformed with Sam Moon in 2016 to win a Music Express “Back In The Spotlight” Award.
Here are the six albums Matt would take up to the International Space Station with him.
Allman Brothers – Live at the Fillmore East
I saw the Allman Brothers live in Boston in 1970 and they blew me away.
Been a big fan ever since
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Such a heavy album musically and lyrically exceptional
BB King – Live at the Regal
what can I say, BB at his best, he was the real thing
Hank Williams Sr – Moanin’ the Blues
Don’t have to say much about Hank Sr. bluesiest country there is,
his songs have stood the test of time. Great songwriter
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris All the Roadrunning
This album just always make me float away,
has such a great feel and vibe. Great harmonies.
Jimmy Smith – The incredible Jimmy Smith at the Organ
I started as a Hammond organ player and they don’t come any better
than Jimmy Smith