Eric Andersen w/ Lord Youth at City Vineyard - 1/21Tuesday, January 21 2020 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Start
Eric Andersen w/ Lord Youth at City Vineyard - 1/21
at City Vineyard at Pier 26
Tickets will be $30 Day of Show. Join us before the show in our Music Venue and experience our full MENU from the comfort of your concert seats.
"Eric Andersen is one of our finest singers and songwriters, in the most literal sense of that tradition... the most elegant of singers." David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine) “A singer and songwriter of the first rank.” (The New York Times) “An American master.” Robert Palmer (Ghosts Upon the Road liner notes) “Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer.” (Bob Dylan – live on stage at the Oslo Spektrum)
Eric Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene and was at the epicenter of the American Greenwich Village singer-songwriter explosion.
Over the past 50 years, Eric has toured the world and released over 30 CDs of original music. His songs have been covered by many artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Rick Nelson, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Blues Project, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson, and Rick Danko. Bob Dylan’s version of Eric’s song “Thirsty Boots” was released as a single on Record Store Day and appears on the Dylan CD Another Self Portrait. He’s co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.
Eric recorded 2 trio harmony albums with The Band’s Rick Danko and Norwegian singer Jonas Fjeld (Danko/Fjeld/Andersen). He’s featured in the Joni Mitchell American Masters documentary, the Wildflower Festival DVD with Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and Arlo Guthrie, the rock film Festival Express and the documentary Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation.
Eric’s recent “writer’s projects” include Mingle With The Universe: The Worlds of Lord Byron, Birth of a Stranger: Shadow and Light of Albert Camus, Silent Angel: The Exploded World of Heinrich Böll. In 2018 Sony/Legacy Recordings issued THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN (42 track digital release, 33 track 2 CD Set) retrospective including rare and unreleased recordings.
The Songpoet – a documentary about Eric Andersen will be released soon.
Eric Andersen’s poetical songs have entertained and captivated audiences worldwide. He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano/keyboards in concert and often performs with his great bands in America, Japan, and Europe. He performs songs with span across all his albums, including his early classics “Thirsty Boots,” Violets of Dawn,” and Close the Door Lightly,” as well as exciting new material from his recent projects like Camus and Lord Byron.
ERIC ANDERSEN BAND: ERIC ANDERSEN (vocals, guitar, piano) http://www.ericandersen.com With SCARLET RIVERA (violin, harmony vocals) http://www.angellesmusic.com/scarletrivera/home.htm Accompanied by CHERYL PRASHKER (djembe, percussion) https://www.cherylprashker.com
Lord Youth is the songwriting project of Micah Blaichman of Queens, NY. Blaichman began studying the violin at age 3 but quickly lost all of his musical education upon becoming introduced to punk rock at age 12. Later he moved to Berlin, making a living busking ancient blues and country songs in bars and cafes, playing 4-string banjo in hot jazz bands, and touring throughout the US and Europe with the psychedelic ragtime group Tik Tok Laboratories. After playing every punk house and dive bar they could find, the band successfully disbanded.
He started Lord Youth in his Neukolln apartment with a Tascam 7-track cassette recorder. On the handful of days when the weather is actually pleasant and the roving Roma bands are playing “Besame Mucho” up and down the streets. Subsequent albums were recorded in an old attic in Copenhagen and a former blacksmith’s shop in Berlin. The music has been described as old wave, folk noir, lo-fi stoner americana, and bedroom garage. Mostly its the bizarre formalism of the American folk tradition set to mangled mid-60s song structures played through cheap 1980s pre-digital equipment.
In 2017, Lord Youth released “Gray Gardens,” a LP compilation of the first two EPs, with German label BB Island Records. The following year Blaichman put out the single “Do You Have Anything To Add?” on BB Island and Colemine Records, and toured throughout Europe and the US.
Blaichman is working on recording a full-length Lord Youth album, as well as producing records for acts such as the Flying Stars of Brooklyn, Sam Doores and the Horse Eyed Men.