Anders Osborne at Great South Bay Music Festival

Anders Osborne as Featured in Full Throttle Magazine-Cover shot by marcmillmanphotosFor the Swedish-born Osborne, the blues wound up enchanting him at an early age. After hitchhiking around the country at just 16-years-old, Osborne landed in New Orleans, where he would play in local clubs acquiring a real knack for the music along with a following of fans. On Sunday, July 21st Osborne performed at the Blue Point Brews stage to his many fans, playing material from his latest album, last year’s “Peace”.

This was a first for me hearing Anders Osborne.  I have to be honest, I never heard of him.  But I will tell you that I now will never forget him. His performance entrenched my soul. I didn’t just hear him play, I felt it.  Even though I wasn’t familiar with his music it already felt like it was a part of me. His next New York appearance will be at the Brooklyn Bowl in December, and I plan on being there, and so should you.

More about Anders Osborne provided in his bio:

He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “The poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the “Entertainer of the Year”. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.

Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, his 2012 follow-up, Black Eye Galaxy, and his critically acclaimed 2013 EP, Three Free Amigos, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s

Phil Lesh and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s appeared on Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.

Now Osborne delivers the next chapter of his spiritual odyssey, Peace. With the new CD, Osborne continues the journey started by American Patchwork and Black Eye Galaxy, emerging from a whirlwind of emotional chaos and moving toward a sense of inner peace. Recorded at Dockside Studios in Louisiana and produced by Osborne and Warren Riker, Peace looks at the title subject from all angles. Drawing strength and inspiration from his family and friends, Osborne created the most observational record of his career. According to Osborne, “Peace is light from darkness. The songs are written from the outside looking in. They are not making any judgments. I’m just stating facts. I’m writing from a brighter perspective. There’s less dusk and dark, and much more sunlight. The results are greater than I expected. The driving tones and sounds are free and natural. This is one of the coolest records I’ve ever made.”

Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama; Treme.

His new album, Spacedust and Ocean Views – there’s only 8 planets! NOW available for Pre-Order!  Order it here:

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Review/Additional photos by Momma Dukes

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