Opening Act: Joyce Andersen
Special Guests: Inge Andersen and Joyce Andersen
Eric Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene along with Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, and Bob Dylan, and became one of the founders of the singer songwriter movement. He's co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Linda Ronstadt, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Blues Project, Gillian Welch and Linda Thompson.
Over the past 45 years, Eric has released over 25 CDs of original music.
His first live album Blue Rain (released in 2007 on Appleseed Recordings) was recorded at a concert in Oslo with members of the blues band, Spoonful of Blues.
In the early 1990s Andersen recorded 2 trio-harmony albums with The Band's Rick Danko and Norwegian singer Jonas Fjeld. He's featured in the Joni Mitchell documentary, the Wildflower Festival DVD with Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and
Arlo Guthrie, and in the rock film Festival Express.
In 2003 Eric won the Premio Tenco award with Patti Smith in San Remo, Italy. It is an award given to outstanding songwriters. Previous awards have gone to Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Lou Reed.
In April 2011 The Cologne Concert was released on CD and Vinyl on Meyer Records (Rough Trade). The live CD features Eric's wife Inge Andersen on harmonies and he is accompanied on violin by Michele Gazich.