Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely
emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’
Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and
visionary musicians writing and performing today.
Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.”New Orleans’
Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition,Louisiana Gold.
Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut,
his 2012 follow-up,
Black Eye Galaxy
, and his critically acclaimed 2013 EP,
Three Free Amigos
, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured
virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a
guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals,
Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s
Phil Lesh and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s appeared on Galactic’s
album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed
albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.
Now Osborne delivers the next chapter of his spiritual odyssey,
the new CD, Osborne continues the journey started by
Black Eye Galaxy
, emerging from a whirlwind of emotional chaos and
moving toward a sense of inner peace. Recorded at Dockside Studios in
Louisiana and produced by Osborne and Warren Riker,
looks at the title
subject from all angles. Drawing strength and inspiration from his family and
friends, Osborne created the most observational record of his career.
According to Osborne, ”
is light from darkness. The songs are written
from the outside looking in. They are not making any judgments. I’m just
stating facts. I’m writing from a brighter perspective. There’s less dusk and
dark, and much more sunlight.
The results are greater than I expected. The
driving tones and sounds are free and natural.
This is one of the coolest
records I’ve ever made.”
Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999
release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By
. Osborne’s compositions have been
covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim
Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be
seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama,