‘THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN’ 2 CD SET OUT FRIDAY ON SONY LEGACY / REAL GONE

Songwriting legend Eric Andersen, whose first career retrospective, the 2CD ‘The Essential Eric Andersen,’ comes out this Friday on Sony Legacy / Real Gone, will appear in a Q&A with Executive Director Scott Goldman and short set at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on May 3 and perform a full set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on May 5. Early buzz on ‘The Essential Eric Andersen’ has Brooklyn Vegan lauding his “impressive career” in posting “great song” “Violets of Dawn” and Pop Matters praising his “illustrious career.”

The NY Times has said, “Impressive… Very few songwriters have built a body of work as consistently strong as Mr. Andersen’s.”

Bob Dylan said, “Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer and writer.”

Performers joining Andersen on the compilation include Joni Mitchell, David Bromberg, Leon Russell, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed. Andersen and the late Phil Ochs duet on “Plains of Nebrasky-o.” Comprehensive liner notes by the songwriter himself and Rolling Stone and NY Times writer and Lou Reed biographer Anthony DeCurtis accompany the compilation. A press copy of the liner notes is here: http://bit.ly/2D5k63o