Legendary Eric Andersen 10/10/10

Pre-sale ends Wednesday! Advance sale at $25.00 at www.universitycafe.org until Wednesday, October 6th. Tickets at the door (if available) $30.00

Here’s Eric with Roger McGuinn in 2009 singing “Thirsty Boots“:
Legendary singer/songwriter Eric Andersen comes to  Stony Brook’s University Cafe, on Sunday, October 10th at 2 P.M. for a concert showcasing over four decades of songwriting and performing. This is a rare opportunity to see this important performer in an intimate setting. Andersen was a key figure on the Greenwich Village music scene in the 1960’s which also produced Bob Dylan and like Dylan, Andersen continues to make important statements in his music. As Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis said,
Eric Andersen is living quite compellingly in the present, making music that tells us resonant truths about our own movement through time.

And Eric in 2004 with “Blue River”:

With classic songs like “Thirsty Boots,” “Violets of Dawn” and “Close The Door Lightly as You Go”  gaining Andersen critical acclaim  in the sixties, his fame became widespread with the 1972 release of “Blue River.”  Following a move to Europe where he continued to record and perform, Andersen returned to the US recording scene in 1989 with “Ghosts Upon The Road,” earning him two New York Music awards and proving his ability to write fresh, vibrant songs. A series of highly-acclaimed albums through the nineties into the new century saw Andersen working with collaborators as diverse as Lou Reed, Townes Van Zandt, and Wyclef Jean. For a number of years, he was also part of a powerful trio with the late Rick Danko and Norway’s Jonas Fjeld. The last decade has seen Andersen interpret classic songs of colleagues from the Village era of the 1960’s in two CDs described as the “Great American Song series.”

Andersen was also an important part of Stony Brook University‘s very active music scene in the 1960’s and 70’s, performing on campus in 1967 and 1972. We are pleased to have him return for this University Cafe concert during this year’s Homecoming weekend.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council.

And finally, a vintage clip of a  mod-ish Eric Andersen in 1967 singing “Rolling Home”:

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