Edward David Anderson (from the album Chasing Butterflies available as a self-release)
A son of the Midwest, Edward David Anderson describes the sound that reflects his surroundings as Black Dirt Music, explaining his music as ‘songs about people and places, about life and love and loss. It's roots music, cultivated in the fertile soil of the Midwest." Buried amid the humorous tale of questionable decisions that is “Bad Tattoos” Edward David Anderson confides ‘the story of my life is written on my skin’. The musician takes the words that cover his body, channeling them into storylines on his recent release, Chasing Butterflies. Edward David Anderson feels the stories found their own way into the air, citing that ‘I don't think I could have written these tunes when I was twenty-five. Everything I've done, the people I've met, all the places I've been, have brought me to this moment’.
Touring ups the game for gaining the experiences that lead to a good song. Edward David Anderson gathered both accurate accounting and tall tales while touring in his role alumni and frontman for Backyard Tire Fire. Since going on hiatus in 2011, Edward David Anderson has forged a solo career, releasing his debut in 2011. Chasing Butterfliesis the third release from EDA, the tracks offering tales of troubling times (“The Ballad Of Lemuel Penn”), mortality (“Crosses”), troubadours (“Harmony”), and good friends (“Dog Days”). Edward David Anderson starts the earth’s cycle slowly on “Seasons Turn”, revealing the passing of time on ever-rising rhythms and instrumentation. The collection of tunes on Chasing Butterfliesback the stories with Americana-infused Folk Rock, Edward David Anderson plucking out a front porch harmonic jam for “The Best Part”, offerings rambles in melody and mind in “Sittin’ Round at Home”, and stretches out a story of freedom confined by four walls both physical and self-imposed on the Chasing Butterfliestitle track.
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