1956, Detroit, Michigan, USA. During his school years Anderson played guitar, mainly contemporary blues, and continued to do this while working full-time in a factory. After spending some time living and playing in Phoenix, Arizona, in the early 70s Anderson moved to Los Angeles, along the way encountering Dwight Yoakam, then a rising young singer, with whom he teamed up for gigs and record dates. In the course of the next few years, Anderson became deeply involved in the recording scene, gaining respect not only as a fiery rock/blues-influenced guitarist but also as a producer. He worked in this latter capacity on several albums with a wide range of musicians, including Yoakam. In particular, Anderson became noted for his association with the emerging Bakersfield sound. He and Yoakam produced Rosie Flores debut album for Reprise Records, Rosie Flores.
In 1993, Anderson was co-founder of Little Dog Records, along with Michael Dumas,...