94.9 FM The River presents Anderson East live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. This is East’s only show in town! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
ABOUT ANDERSON EAST
“With an earthy rasp beyond his years, he draws inspiration from Tom Jones and the soul-rock songwriter George Jackson.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“These are Sam Cooke-caliber love songs…He is a spectacular talent, and releases like this one are as thrilling as they come.”— Daytrotter
“His voice is full of gravely soul, easily tackling both piano ballads and foot-stompers, going head-to-head with a gospel chorus thanks to a killer range and often heartbreaking lyrics.” —Rolling Stone Country, “20 Reasons to Love This Year”
Anderson East’s full-length debut, Delilah, is out now to widespread acclaim on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records—the first release on producer Dave Cobb’s new imprint. In celebration of the release, East recently made his network television debut on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” performing his new single “Satisfy Me.” Watch the full performance here: http://tinyurl.com/AndersonSethMeyers.
In support of the album, East is performing nationwide throughout the fall, including dates alongside The Lone Bellow and Jason Isbell. Of his recent performance at Triple A Radio’s NON-COMMvention, Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer praises, “Anderson East was an eye opener. I assumed the Alabama singer was a roots-rock-country singer, from bills I’d seen his name on. But he is in fact a wicked soul wailer with a huge voice, a skinny white guy with a raspy, weathered sound coming out his body that defied expectation. Definitely worthy of further investigation.” Additionally, Entertainment Weekly asserts, “Anderson East likes to groove. Live, his shoofly pie-sweet drawl and blues-influenced backing is simultaneously euphoric and mommy-and-daddy-need-some-time-alone sexy.”
Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music’s Ann Powers calls Delilah “…a homecoming of sorts for this Athens, Ala., native, whose shoofly pie-sweet drawl and fondness for Wilson Pickett-style shouts fit perfectly within the classic soul settings he and Cobb create…East has a gruff way with phrasing and a lot of youthful enthusiasm, but he’s learning his way into mastery. There’s thought behind every rhythmic push and melismatic twist,” while Yahoo Music declares, “It’s hard to not get excited by this authentic-sounding slice of southern R&B courtesy of Nashville’s Anderson East…No excess, expressive stuff, and the sort of sincere musical statement 2015 sorely needs.”
In addition to this critical praise, “Satisfy Me” recently debuted at #28 on the AAA Radio chart with rotation at various tastemaker stations, including L.A.’s KCSN, Philadelphia’s WXPN, Nashville’s WRLT and Kansas City’s KTBG. A live video of the song, which was shot at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., premiered at NPR Music and can now be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/AndersonSatisfyMe.
Of Anderson, producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) comments, “You don’t hear voices like that everyday. The first time I saw him was at the Bluebird in Nashville—he started to sing and shut the place down. And he had the charm and wit to completely hold the audience in the palm of his hand. When I got the chance to have my imprint LCS, he was the first person I wanted to sign. When he sings you can hear the soil and landscape of great southern soul in his voice and he’s an amazing writer as well.”