Music Around Town

Eric Andersen

When: Thu., April 19, 8 p.m. 2018

Veteran singer-songwriter Eric Andersen, who lives in Norway, doesn't tour the States much anymore. But he's now got good reason to come to town as Sony/Legacy has just issued The Esssential Eric Andersen, a 42-track digital release, 33-track double CD release and 20-track double LP retrospective release covering 50 years of his recorded history. Born in Pittsburgh, Andersen grew up in upstate New York and then moved to Boston, San Francisco (where he met singer-songwriter Tom Paxton at the famous Beat bar the Coffee Gallery) and New York, where he became part of the Greenwich Village folk scene. Andersen didn’t write explicitly about those troubled times. While he did write the Civil Rights anthem, “Thirsty Boots,” he also wrote “Violets of Dawn,” a gentle folk number that features wispy vocals. And he penned precious ballads such as “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” too. The Esssential Eric Andersen provides a great overview of Andersen's music; it will undoubtedly help raise his profile once again. Expect to hear songs from his entire catalog at tonight's show, including some of the tunes he recorded in Germany for Cologne-based Meyer Records. (Niesel)

Price: $20

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