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“Eric Andersen is one of our finest singers and songwriters, in the most literal sense of that tradition… the most elegant of singers.” David Fricke, (Rolling Stone Magazine)
“A singer and songwriter of the first rank.” (The New York Times)
“An American master.” Robert Palmer, Ghosts Upon the Road liner notes.
“Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer.” (Bob Dylan – live on stage at the Oslo Spektrum)
Eric Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s
and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene along with Phil Ochs, Tom
Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and was at the epicenter of the American Greenwich Village
Aside from his own classics, he’s co-written songs with Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead), Townes
Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins,
Fairport Convention, Rick Nelson, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Peter, Paul
& Mary, The Blues Project, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson, and Rick Danko. Bob Dylan’s
version of Eric’s song “Thirsty Boots” was released as a single on Record Store Day and also
appears on the Dylan CD Another Self Portrait .
Over the past 50 years, Eric has toured the world and released over 30 CDs of original music
including Blue Rain (Appleseed Recordings) his first live concert recording in Oslo with the band
Spoonful of Blues, released in 2007.