Manage episode 118630825 series 2334
Recorded live on September 2, 2015. “I was born on the side of the mountain” — sings the opening line of Carl Anderson’s new album Risk of Loss. Born at home in rural Virginia’s Wolftown and raised in Charlottesville, Carl grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. Son of a wandering, freighthopping father and a mother who worked two jobs to support the family, Carl understood the importance of hard work at an early age. His house was full of music, with parents who sang old folk songs and kept Joni Mitchell, Stephen Foster and Jim Reeves on the stereo. Carl has quickly become a staple at Virginia festivals, logging two appearances each at Campout East and The Festy Experience in addition to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Misty Mountain Music Fest, Red Wing Roots and Crozet Music Festival. He was selected as a finalist for Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s “Telluride Troubadour” songwriting contest and thereafter recorded a Daytrotter session. Twenty-seven years old and living in Nashville, Tennessee, Carl often performs as a duo alongside his wife Ellen. The couple hopes to tour extensively throughout the country and share songs with whomever is willing to listen. Carl’s evocative yet simple songs are filled with honest lyrics and resonant vocals, leaving the listener with an understanding of the wholeness of a broken heart. For a sample of Carl’s music, click here. Photo courtesy of Howard Greenberg
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