The Coffee House Music Series returns with the acclaimed and nationally-recognized songwriter Carl Anderson.
Although still relatively young, Carl has been writing and recording music for years and his songs speak of emotion unknown to the average twentysomething. Carl played for years with his group Pine Radio and recorded and toured extensively with various other artists in Charlottesville and beyond. His song “Heavy” was recorded by Nashville singer Andrew Combs.
In 2009, Carl Anderson went to Nashville and scored a publishing deal with Ash Street Music. He quit his job as a waiter and threw around the idea of moving to Nashville to write songs full time. While his time in Nashville was in many ways rewarding, he decided that living in Tennessee and writing for the radio inevitably wasn’t going to make him truly…happy.
These days, Carl has become a staple at Virginia festivals, logging two appearances each at Campout East and The Festy Experience plus Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Misty Mountain Music Fest and Crozet Music Festival. 2012 was a year of touring for Carl, sharing stages with Cracker, Southern Culture on the Skids, Sons of Bill, and Jonny Corndawg. He was selected as a finalist for Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Telluride Troubadour songwriting contest and recently recorded a Daytrotter session. The list of awards and acclamations Carl has earned exceed the space available here.
“Carl Anderson, I’m listening. How do you do that, make a song less and more at the same time much like Tom Petty does on some of his better songs? But mostly I am listening to Hold Me, a song which strikes a chord so deep in me that I almost bleed.” ~Frank Gutch Jr, No Depression.
Listen at www.reverbnation.com/carlanderson