FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY READIES
“Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer.” -Bob Dylan
Eric Andersen – the subject of last year’s career-spanning compilation ‘The Essential Eric Andersen’ (Sony Legacy / Real Gone) – will launch a spring tour featuring Scarlet Rivera (violin, harmonies) and accompanied by Cheryl Prashker (drums, percussion).
Andersen’s songs have been covered by many artists, including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, John Denver, Rick Nelson, Gillian Welch, Pete Seeger, Fairport Convention, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. From the songwriting circles of 1960s Greenwich Village to recording in Nashville in the 1970s; from appearing on TV’s The Johnny Cash Show to living in the Chelsea Hotel with Patti Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard, and Leonard Cohen; from collaborating musically with Lou Reed, The Grateful Dead (on “Weather Report Suite”), Townes Van Zandt, and Rick Danko, Andersen’s work has always been at the center of the zeitgeist.
“The Songpoet,” a full-length documentary film on Andersen is expected to be premiered sometime later this year.
He will be joined by Scarlet Rivera, best known for appearing with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue but who has also played with Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Johansen, Indigo Girls, and Keb’ Mo’, and Tracy Chapman. Cheryl Prashker will play djembe and percussion on the tour. Select shows will feature special guest appearances by Steve Addabbo (lead guitar) and Eric Lee (mandolin and violin).
“Under the Shadows” music video: https://vimeo.com/261102787
“The Songpoet” trailer: https://vimeo.com/68694512
Eric Andersen Featuring Scarlet Rivera Accompanied By Cheryl Prashker Tour Dates
March 29 – Outpost in the Burbs – Montclair, NJ (Eric solo)
April 4 – The Loft at City Winery – New York, NY
April 5 – Towne Crier Café – Beacon, NY
April 6 – Colony – Woodstock, NY
April 7 – Caffe Lena – Saratoga Springs, NY
April 8 – City Winery Haymarket Lounge – Boston, MA
April 10 – Lizzie Rose Music Room – Tuckerton, NJ
April 11 – Godfrey Daniels – Bethlehem, PA
April 13 – Nightown – Cleveland, OH
April 14 – Sportsmans Tavern – Buffalo, NY
April 15 – Hugh’s Room Live – Toronto, ONT
April 16 – Cuckoo’s Nest – London, ONT
April 18 – 7 Steps Up – Spring Lake, WI
April 19 – Walker’s Point Roastery – Milwaukee, WI
April 20 – Café Carpe – Fort Atkinson, WI
April 21 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
April 22 – Southgate Revival – Newport, KY
April 24 – FolkHouse – Omaha, NE
April 26 – The Blue Door – Oklahoma City, OK
April 27 – Bowery Stage – Winnsboro, TX
April 28 – Opening Bell Coffee – Dallas, TX