Following packed shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco (and a pit stop tonight in Phoenix), Anderson East will deliver an Encore on Tuesday night at the Crystal Bay Club.
Then he heads off to already sold-out shows in Sacramento, Portland and Seattle.
Here’s your chance, Tahoe, to check out some rhythm and blues and Southern soul by a man on the move from Athens, Alabama. In mid-January, Anderson East released his “Encore” album, featuring the songs “All On My Mind,” “Girlfriend” and “King For A Day.”
“ ‘Encore’ is finally available. I am extremely proud of this record. I have never worked harder on any collection of music. Thank you all so much for all of your support so far. I hope you enjoy this record as much as I do,” he told fans on Facebook.
Apparently, his fans like it, too. “Struggling to find the words for last night. I was floating. We thank you for giving us an unforgettable experience,” Anderson East wrote after a full-house performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Born with the name Michael Cameron Anderson in 1987, he was touched by music at an early age. His grandfather was a Baptist minister, his father sang in the church choir and his mother played piano in church when he was a youngster.
The singer-songwriter wrote his first song, “Brains,” in the seventh grade and performed it at a talent show. He taught himself piano in high school and continued writing songs. Attending Middle Tennessee State University, he studied music engineering. After college, it was off to Nashville, where he eventually adopted the stage name Anderson East.
After delivering two EPs, he self-released his debut album in 2012, “Flowers of the Broken Hearted.” His song “Satisfy Me” was released in 2015, receiving solid radio air play, and his major-label record debut came that summer, “Delilah,” on Elektra / Low Country Sound.
He has been riding the air waves ever since. The new album “Encore” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s U.S. Folk chart.
J.S. Ondara opens Tuesday night’s show. Hailing from Nairobi, the folk-rock artist is now based in Minneapolis.
- Anderson East
Opener: J.S. Ondara
When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
Where: Crystal Bay Club, Crown Room
Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 at door
Ages: 21 and older