Nashville is full of good artists, mediocre artists and “buckle and hat” artists, who are usually not much cop. Anderson is in the former camp. Originating from Oklahoma, Anderson’s press release states his influences as Steve Earle, T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and Lynyrd Skynyrd. This is an impressive list, but can he hold [...]
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12.2.10 | CD Review: Pat Anderson | Magnolia Road
I listen to Pat Anderson and am reminded of how really great Nashville could be if they could only shake themselves loose from that formula-driven pap they seem to have latched onto. Give them a hit and they will surely run it into the ground quick enough, trying to squeeze that blood from the proverbial [...]
Like to introduce you to a great début album of roots tinged rock and balladry from Nashville based singer-songwriter Pat Anderson – this eleven track album features nine Anderson original compositions, a track by the prolific “trad,” and an excellent reworking of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark. Anderson often performs solo with his trusty acoustic [...]
Oklahoma-born, Virginia-raised singer-songwriter Pat Anderson is off to a strong start with his debut album, Magnolia Road. A roots rocker with a strong affinity for Dylan, Springsteen and Petty, and possessed of the tough-minded country-rock sensibility of Todd Snider as well, Anderson went to all the right places to find the necessary musicians to drive his [...]
Pat Anderson is a songwriter based in Nashville who has just released his debut album Magnolia Road. Anderson’s nine original tracks and two covers are brought to life by an extremely talented collection of players including Rob McNelly on guitars, former Jayhawk Jen Gunderman on keys, and Americana Jack-of-all-Trades Will Kimbrough on everything from guitars [...]
To re-arrange a Bruce Springsteen hit for inclusion on your first record requires either courage and talent, or stupidity and narcissism. Fortunately, Pat Anderson exhibits the former on his debut album, Magnolia Road. He turns an anthemic tale of defiance into a story of resignation and anguish. Accompanied by a sparse banjo from virtuoso Will [...]
Pat Anderson is a roots-rock/Americana singer-songwriter based in Nashville. Over the past few months, Pat has showcased his music at the world-famous Bluebird Café and at other Nashville venues. (To see Pat performing at the Bluebird, as captured by BBC World News America in July, go to PatAndersonMusic.com.) Although Pat’s prime focus these days is [...]
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