14 February 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Andersen arrived in New York in 1964 and was quickly absorbed into the Greenwich Village folk circle. His debut album, Today Is The Highway, was released the following year, but it was a second collection, Bout Changes & Things (1966), that established the artists reputation as an incisive songwriter. This particular collection featured Violets Of Dawn and Thirsty Boots, compositions that were recorded by several artists including the Blues Project and Judy Collins. Andersen embraced folk rock in an unconventional way when an electric backing was added to this second album and issued as Bout Changes & Things Take 2. He formed a publishing company and published the Eric Andersen Songbook with considerable success.
Later releases, including More Hits From Tin Can Alley (1968) and Avalanche (1970), showed a gift for both melody and inventiveness,...
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