MIGHTY CYPRESS TALENT

Mighty Cypress Talent Inc. was founded by Stu Anderson as a full-service talent management, entertainment buying, and event production company.  Mighty Cypress Talent’s current talent management roster includes The Bros. Landreth, Joey Landreth, Cairo Knife Fight, George Pajon Jr., Living Hour, and Begonia.  Stu is currently nominated for Manager Of The Year at the Breakout West / Western Canadian Music Awards (www.breakoutwest.ca), which take place in September 2015.  In June 2015, Manitoba Music's Board Of Directors presented Stu with the inaugural Kevin Walters Legacy Award, created in honor of Kevin Walters, a long time Manitoba Music board member and music industry legend who passed away in 2014. 

HISTORY

Stu Anderson spent five years as a concert booking Agent at Paquin Artists Agency (www.paquinartistsagency.com).  Stu worked with acts across multiple art forms – from music to theatre to dance.  While maintaining an exclusive client roster in Canada and beyond, he was also responsible for overseeing the agency’s live tour bookings in the USA.

Recognized for his work as an agent, Stu was nominated for a Vanguard Award in 2012 by the Western Arts Alliance for creative artist marketing in the U.S., and, in 2013, was among The Uniter Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, a celebration of the brightest young people in their respective fields.

The diverse roster of artists Stu represented as an Agent includes:  The Be Good Tanyas (USA), Belle Starr (USA), Bowfire (USA), The Bros. Landreth (CAN, USA), Buffy Sainte-Marie (USA), Caillou (USA), Calypso Rose (USA), Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (USA), Chic Gamine (CAN, USA), Corb Lund (USA), David Ramirez (CAN), Del Barber (CAN, USA, AUS), The Doodlebops (USA), Donovan Woods (CAN), Eric Burdon of The Animals (USA, EUR), Franklin The Turtle (USA), Frazey Ford (USA), The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (USA), Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), Iceland Dance Company (CAN, USA), John McDermott (USA), Les Stroud - Survivorman (USA), Lisa Brokop (CAN), Liz Longley (CAN), Matt Andersen (USA), Max & Ruby (USA), Oh My Darling (CAN), Randy Bachman (USA), The Reverend Rambler (CAN), Riders In The Sky (CAN), Ridley Bent (CAN), The Strumbellas (USA), Shakey Graves (CAN), The Texas Tenors (CAN), Theo Fleury (CAN), The Wiggles (USA) and more. 

Stu's client list also includes talent buying & production for numerous major festival clients in Canada, including Dauphin's Countryfest, Swift Current Exhibition, The University Of Manitoba, Harvest Moon Festival, Prairie Wind Music Festival, and more.  His notable talent acquisitions for various events include:  Big & Rich, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, Florida Georgia Line, Ludacris, The Tea Party, The Trews, and many more. 

The variety of clients that Stu enjoys representing has taken his touring efforts through clubs, casinos, universities, theaters, arenas, amphitheaters, fairs, festivals, and special events around the world.  Before making a full-time commitment talent representation, Stu wore a variety of hats as a club manager, concert promoter, publicist, production manager, and spent three years as the Marketing Manager of an entertainment chain in Canada.

Stu sits on the board of directors for Arts Northwest.  He participates as a juror for Canadian arts funding and award opportunities, and is a member of numerous industry associations.

Stu has spent years attending and speaking at various Professional Development / Annual Industry Conferences, including: Arts Midwest (AMW), Arts Northwest (ANW), Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME), Breakout West (WCMA), Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), Canadian Music Week (CMW), International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA), International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE), International Performing Arts For Youth (IPAY), JUNO Awards, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), Pollstar Live (CIC), South By Southwest (SXSW), Western Arts Alliance (WAA)

ABOUT THE NAME "MIGHTY CYPRESS"

The name of the company is a play on Stu's small hometown of Cypress River, Manitoba, where there is neither an abundance of cypress trees or any sort of flowing river.  There's a stream that is called The Cypress River, but it really only flows when flooding.  "Mighty Cypress"