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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 and was at the epicenter of the American Greenwich Village singer-songwriter explosion.
Over the past 50 years, Eric has toured the world and released over 30 CDs of original music. 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 appears on the Dylan CD Another Self Portrait. He’s co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.
Eric recorded 2 trio harmony albums with The Band’s Rick Danko and Norwegian singer Jonas Fjeld (Danko/Fjeld/Andersen). He’s featured in the Joni Mitchell American Masters documentary, the Wildflower Festival DVD with Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and Arlo Guthrie, the rock film Festival Express and the documentary Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation.
Eric’s recent “writer’s projects” include Mingle With The Universe: The Worlds of Lord Byron, Birth of a Stranger: Shadow and Light of Albert Camus, Silent Angel: The Exploded World of Heinrich Böll. In 2018 Sony/Legacy Recordings issued THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN (42 track digital release, 33 track 2 CD Set) retrospective including rare and unreleased recordings.
The Songpoet – a documentary about Eric Andersen will be released soon.
Eric Andersen’s poetical songs have entertained and captivated audiences worldwide. He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano/keyboards in concert and often performs with his great bands in America, Japan, and Europe. He performs songs with span across all his albums, including his early classics “Thirsty Boots,” Violets of Dawn,” and Close the Door Lightly,” as well as exciting new material from his recent projects like Camus and Lord Byron.
ERIC ANDERSEN BAND:
ERIC ANDERSEN (vocals, guitar, piano) http://www.ericandersen.com
With SCARLET RIVERA (violin, harmony vocals) http://www.angellesmusic.com/scarletrivera/home.htm
Accompanied by CHERYL PRASHKER (djembe, percussion) https://www.cherylprashker.com
Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera
Sizzle Reel: Dusty Box Car Wall / Blue River / Foghorn / Dusty Box Car Wall
Eric Andersen accompanied by Cheryl Prashker
Close The Door Lightly