Eric Andersen was one of the singer/songwriters who burst out of Greenwich Village in the early 60s. Known for his masterful finger picking and poetic sensibility, his early albums were hailed as shimmering gems in the songwriting genre. He never attained the recognition of commercial success of his better-known contemporaries, but songs like “Violets of Dawn,” “Come to My Bedside,” and “Thirsty Boots” have been covered by many artists including The Blues Project, Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Peter Paul and Mary, Rick Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, and Francoise Hardy.
Andersen was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1943, and grew up in Buffalo, NY where he taught himself guitar and piano. Elvis Presley, the... Read More
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Folk, Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter